Sgt Monkhouse, from Aspatria, Cumbria, was described as a devoted father to his daughter. The Regimental Medical Sergeant had previously served four tours in Northern Ireland and one in Iraq. His family said: "For David, the Army was his life, second only to his daughter. His devotions were equally divided between his beloved daughter and his beloved Regiment, the Royal Dragoon Guards."
Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith, commanding officer of The Royal Dragoon Guards, described Sgt Monkhouse as a "great man".
Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that David Monkhouse is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen