Royal Military Police

Cap Badge of the Royal Military Police (Queen Elizabeth II)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Hamilton-Jewell
Initials:   S.A.
Rank:   Sergeant
Army No.:  24487779
Notes:   RMP. 24/6/2003. Ambushed at police station at Al Majar Al-Kabir by an Arab mob, Iraq. The following were also killed in the same incident Cpl R Aston, Cpl P G Long, Cpl S Miller,L/Cpl B J Mc Hyde, L/Cpl T R Keys. Born 12/12/1961. Simon Alexander Hamilton-Jewell. Extract from the Evening Herald (Dublin) 26/6/2003. Para Deaths 'misunderstanding' A "MISUNDERSTANDING" over weapons searches was today blamed for mob scenes in Iraq on the day six soldiers were killed. Major General Peter Wall said the crowd violence that lead to eight Paras being wounded in a firefight seemed "to have stemmed from a misunderstanding". He offered no explanation for the reported two hour police station siege which left six Royal Military Police soldiers dead, amid claims that four of the men might have been executed with their own guns. The senior British commander said he could not comment on the claims while an investigation into Tuesday's shooting was being carried out. Reports had claimed that all the violence was triggered by anger of alleged heavy handed weapons searches in and around the southern town of Al Majar al-Kabir.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 24th June 2003
Company: 156 PRO COY
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