Afghanistan — Personal details of Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan

Pri­vate Nathan Bewes from the Bris­bane based 6th Bat­tal­ion, The Roy­al Aus­tralian Reg­i­ment (6RAR) was killed by an impro­vised explo­sive device late last night, Aus­tralian time.

Private Nathan Bewes
Pri­vate Nathan Bewes
Source: Aus­tralian Depart­ment of Defence
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Pri­vate Bewes was serv­ing with the 1st Men­tor­ing Task Force in Afghanistan, and was part of a dis­mount­ed Aus­tralian patrol con­duct­ing oper­a­tions in the Cho­ra Val­ley region of Uruz­gan province.

Anoth­er sol­dier from the same patrol suf­fered minor wounds as a result of the blast and is cur­rent­ly receiv­ing med­ical treat­ment at Role 2 med­ical facil­i­ty at Mul­ti-Nation­al Base Tarin Kowt.

Pri­vate Bewes was 23 years old and leaves behind his lov­ing par­ents, sis­ter and part­ner, who are cur­rent­ly receiv­ing sup­port from Pri­vate Bewes’ unit 6RAR, and from the Defence Com­mu­ni­ty Organ­i­sa­tion.

Pri­vate Bewes was born in Kog­a­rah, NSW in 1986. He joined the Army in 2005 and in the same year suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed his recruit and infantry basic train­ing pri­or to being post­ed to 6RAR.

This was his sec­ond deploy­ment to Afghanistan. Pri­vate Bewes had also deployed to East Tim­or in 2006.

Pri­vate Bewes fam­i­ly has request­ed their pri­va­cy to be respect­ed dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.

Media con­tact: Defence Media Liai­son: (02) 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia