1986-2010 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 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.

The following statement was released on behalf of Private Bewes’ Partner, Alice Walsh

Nate was my best friend, my soul mate, the one I knew I’d be with for the rest of my life. He was an amazing mate to our many friends and was loved by everyone. He always made me laugh and I have never loved anyone so much.

He was an excellent soldier who was willing to put his life in danger along with his mates from Team 3 for the people of Australia. I will miss my Bewesy for the rest of my life.

While your loved one comes home to you every day there are others who are worrying if there will be another day. Soldier’s families be proud, as they are out changing the world, making history and putting their lives on the line for Australia.

Take one minute out of your day to pray or wish upon a star for a soldier so that they may all come back home safely one day to his/her family.

I Love and miss you Nate.

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