Afghanistan Roll of Honour

Captain Rupert William Michael Bowers (All rights reserved.)

BOWERS, Rupert, Captain 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters) attached to 2nd Battalion The Rifles, operating as an adviser to the Afghan National Army.

Captain Rupert Bowers was born on 29 July 1987 in Wolverhampton, and after studying at The Old Swinford Hospital and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he commissioned into 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in April 2007.

Killed 21st March 2012 aged 24.
Rupert was working alongside an Afghan security forces patrol when he was struck by a blast from an improvised explosive device. In 2008 he was Mentioned in Dispatches for the part he played in rescuing a soldier in Operation Pechtaw