Australian Soldier dead in Afganistan

November 7th, 2005  

Topic: Australian Soldier dead in Afganistan

RIP Warrant Officer Class 2 David Nary.



One of Australia’s most experienced special forces soldiers Warrant Officer Class 2 David Russell Nary, from the Special Air Service Regiment, was killed yesterday as a result of an accident that occurred during a training activity.

While participating in a training activity Warrant Officer Nary was struck by a vehicle. His colleagues administered immediate first aid however he died in location.

The training activity was in preparation for operational tasks in the Middle East.

The ADF is focused on providing support to the family and friends of Warrant Officer Nary.

Warrant Officer Nary was an extremely popular soldier with a wealth of special forces experience. He enlisted in the Australian Defence Force in 1981 and served as an infantry soldier in 8/9 Royal Australian Regiment, and 11/28 Royal Western Australia Regiment prior to joining the Special Air Service Regiment in 1989.

Warrant Officer Nary served the nation on operations in the Sinai, East Timor and Afghanistan. He was a professional and dedicated soldier. His experience, leadership and significant achievements within the Regiment were recognised in January this year when he was promoted to Warrant Officer Class 2.

The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, said a full investigation into the events surrounding the accident would be conducted, in addition to a formal inquiry in due course.

"His death is a tragic and sad loss for the entire ADF community," he said.

"I ask the media to please respect the family’s need for privacy during this difficult time as they mourn the loss of their loved one."

A photograph, which has been selected by the family, will be available shortly on the Defence website at
November 7th, 2005  
Australia's first loss if I am not mistaken.
November 7th, 2005  
negative, Sergeant Russell SASR was killed 2003, after his LRPV hit an anti tank mine. Another of his collegues who's name wasn't relesed, went to Germany for Hospital treatment for wounds recived in the blast
November 7th, 2005  
Rest in peace mate. You've gone to a better place.
November 7th, 2005  
November 7th, 2005  
thank you for serving
November 7th, 2005  
Italian Guy
R.I.P. Brother Aussie.
November 9th, 2005