Two British soldiers were reported missing, later confirmed as killed, after an attack on British military vehicles in southern Iraq on Sunday 23 March 2003.
Sapper Luke Allsopp, 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal). Aged 24, Sapper Allsopp came from North London.
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Troulan, the Commanding Officer of 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), issued the following statement:
"Luke Allsopp was a very capable individual who was well liked within the Squadron, and a valued team member. He had served within bomb disposal in Cyprus and Kenya. He leaves behind a loving family and girlfriend, Katy. The family have been informed and we are giving them as much support as we can through this difficult time."