Sunday, 1 September 2013

Nigerian British soldier,Micheal Ihemere dies while training in UK

A British army soldier who died after collapsing while on a training exercise has been named as Private Michael Ihemere.The 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment soldier, who was aged 26 and originally from Nigeria, was taken ill during a three-mile run across rugged terrain on the Catterick Garrison training area near Leyburn North Yorkshire.

After it became clear that he was seriously ill, members of his unit, who returned from a tour of Afghanistan in April, alerted paramedics shortly before 9am on Wednesday.Despite efforts to resuscitate the soldier, who was based at Marne Barracks, in Catterick Village, he was pronounced dead at the scene overlooking the Yorkshire Dales National Park in London.
Although a police investigation is underway there are no suspicious circumstances and the death is believed to have been a tragic accident.

Ihemere’s widow, Blessing, and colleagues from his regiment attended a memoral Parade for him yesterday.

He had joined the British Army in November 2011 and, after successfully completing infantry training, was posted to The 1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment in September.

May his soul rest in perfect peace!

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