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Sergeant J J Le Roux

Jez was born on the 23rd January 1964; he attended West Buckland School, near Feilleigh in North Devon until the age of sixteen.  He was a keen sportsman with a particular flair for Rugby. He was a member of the schools Combined Cadet Force and reached the rank of Corporal in the R.A.F. section.

He enlisted into the Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment on the 10th June 1981. His training was carried out at the Depot Crickhowell and he was a member of the last adult training platoon to pass out from there.

After training he was posted to the 1st Battalion and 4 Platoon, ‘B’ Company. In late 1983 whilst at Canterbury he attended a JNCOs Cadre, passed with flying colours and was promoted to L/Cpl soon after. He continued with ‘B’ Company until 1985 when he joined the Reece Platoon and later the Close Observation Platoon for the two year tour to Aldergrove, Northern Ireland. He attended the Platoon Sgts Battle Course and was promoted to Sgt in ‘A’ Company and went on Exercise to Malaysia.

He was known as ‘Jez’ to his friends or more commonly as ‘Danny Leroux’.  He was a man who always demanded the highest standards from himself and all the members in his platoon.

He served in Hong Kong where he got married and was later posted to the Army Careers Information at Reading.  It was whilst serving here that he died.

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