Sergeant Les Hehir

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Reference WMO254658

Address:

Poole Park

Sandbanks Road

Poole

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Seat
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Lost
Conflicts:
  • Jacobite Rebellions (1708-1746)
About the memorial: The bench overlooks the Poole Park cricket pitch. Sergeant Hehir, of 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery, was killed on 21 march 2003 when an US Marines Sea Knight helicopter crashed south of the Kuwait border. The eight British commandos and four US crew were the first fatalities of the war. The British coroner later complained of a lack of co-operation form the US authorities.
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