lance sergeant


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lance sergeant

n
(Military) a corporal acting as a sergeant, usually on a temporary basis and without additional pay
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He is only the second Welsh Guardsmen who has been awarded the sword, the first was Lance Sergeant Steve O'Brien who was given the honour in 2005.
Lance Sergeant Laing, 39, said he was honoured to be taking part in the commemorations.
Lance Sergeant Edwardes was killed in action on October 23, 1914, aged 26.
At Kirkby, home of Lance Sergeant Mark Burgan, 28, who was killed in action in Afghanistan this March there will be a ceremony outside the Kirkby One Stop Shop on Cherryfield Drive.
The couple met with the families of father-of-two Major Matthew Collins, 38, and Lance Sergeant Mark Burgan, 28, who died in the blast, and William presented them with posthumous Elizabeth Cross medals.
Davie, 25, from Glasgow, was hurt last month trying to save Lance Sergeant David Walker in a battle with Taliban fightRers.
Summary: A British soldier killed in Afghanistan on Thursday has been named as Lance Sergeant David Walker of 1st Battalion Scots Guards.
Lance Sergeant David "Davey" Walker, of 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, was killed by enemy fire while on patrol during Operation Moshtarak.
Lance Sergeant Chris Casey and Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath, from the 1 st Battalion Irish Guards, were killed on Thursday when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated next to their patrol, which was travelling in a convoy to the north Rumaylah oil fields, west of the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
The Lance Sergeant in the Irish Guards was shot in the stomach by the robbers and a military doctor had to carry out emergency treatment.