January 25, 2012

Ian Sartorius-Jones

British soldier, Signaller Ian Sartorius-Jones, age 21, died on January 24, 2012, in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Ian was a member of the 200 Signal Squadron. 

Ian died of a gunshot wound not related to combat. 

Ian was from Runcorn in Cheshire. Ian enlisted with the Royal Corps of Signals in February of 2007, joined his squadron in May of 2008 and was then deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Family members describe him as a lovable character and a devoted family man who will be sorely missed.
Saint Maximilian Kolbe,
pray for Ian

Military officials describe him as a gregarious, immensely respected and highly capable Signaller, who had accrued a vast amount of experience in his short career. He is also described as dedicated to his mates, upbeat in nature with a cutting sense of humour. He always had a smile on his face and was always at the centre of any activity. He was popular.

Ian is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Robert and Amanda; his wife Kellyanne; his son Dylan; and his brother, Alan. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Ian Sartorius-Jones is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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