British soldier, Andrew Howarth, age 20, a trooper in Fondouk Squadron, the Queen’s Royal Lancers, was killed in an explosion on September 18, 2010, in Afghanistan. He died while on vehicle patrol in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province alongside one of his colleagues, a soldier from the Royal Engineers who had not been named last night.
Andrew, nicknamed Steptoe by his fellow soldiers “for his natural and endearing scruffiness”, was described by them as “professional”, “selfless” and “the perfect reconnaissance soldier” whose career was “destined for greatness”. He was also known for his “incessant smile” and ability to “find humour in the darkest of places”.
He leaves behind his father - John, older brother - Marcus and mother - Sarah.
Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Andrew Howarth is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen