Inquest hears how York war hero Matthew Hatton was killed by Taliban’s ‘new bomb’

York Press: L Bombardier Matthew Hatton

11:00am Saturday 5th June 2010

A WAR hero from York was killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan after the metal detector he was using failed to spot the deadly device.

Family and friends of Matthew Hatton climb Mount Kilimanjaro

York Press: “Team Hatton” at Machame gate at the start of the trek, and though  altitude  sickness had a severe effect on its members nothing could  prevent the family and friends of Matthew Hatton, inset, from  climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

7:52am Wednesday 24th March 2010

SEVERE altitude sickness did not stop the family and friends of York war hero Matthew Hatton from reaching the 5,896-metre summit of Africa’s highest mountain.

Friends and relatives of Matthew Hatton raise money for Help For Heroes charity

York Press: Family and friends of Matthew Hatton, including Becky Hatton, Warren Jones, Vicky Hatton, Jill Hatton, Phil Hatton, Sarah Phillips and Matt Segar, during a fundraiser in memory of the York soldier, held in Haxby

2:05pm Monday 22nd February 2010

THOUSANDS of pounds were raised as friends and relatives of York war hero Matthew Hatton gathered in his memory.

Sister of Afghanistan blast victim Matthew Hatton organises fundraiser

York Press: Members of Generation Groove tune up before the start of the Help For Heroes fundraising concert, in memory of Matthew Hatton, which was held at Haxby Methodist Church.

7:48am Monday 1st February 2010

THE sister of Matthew Hatton, the York soldier who was killed in Afghanistan, will continue the family’s fundraising drive as they aim to raise tens of thousands of pounds in his memory.

Family of Matthew Hatton hit fundraising target

York Press: Matthew Hatton

10:21am Monday 4th January 2010

IT was a daunting task – to raise more than £27,000 in the space of six months.

Charity auction raises thousands of pounds in memory of York war hero Matthew Hatton

York Press: Matt Segar with some of  the items donated for the charity auction for Help the Heroes Mount Kilimanjaro Trek at the Hilton Hotel in York

9:31am Tuesday 24th November 2009

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised in memory of York’s war hero Matthew Hatton thanks to a charity auction organised by a former school friend.

Auction to be held in memory of brave Matthew Hatton and in aid of wounded troops

York Press: Matthew Hatton

8:20am Friday 20th November 2009

NEARLY 200 people will attend a charity auction in York this weekend to raise funds in memory of York war hero Matthew Hatton.

Parents of fallen Haxby soldier Matthew Hatton receive Elizabeth Cross

York Press: Lance Bombadier Matthew Hatton’s parents, Jill and Phil, recieve the Elizabeth Cross from Lt Col Owen Adams at Thiepval Barracks, Northern Ireland. Photo: Cpl Gabriel Moreno RLC/MoD)

9:14am Friday 30th October 2009

THE family of York war hero Matthew Hatton were given national recognition, as the fallen 23-year-old’s comrades returned home.

Family of tragic York soldier Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton to climb Kilimanjaro

York Press: Jill and Phil Hatton, who are to climb Kilimanjaro to help raise money for Help The Heroes, with Matt Segar, left, Warren Jones, and Matthew’s sisters, Vicky, 26, and Becky, 19

11:12am Saturday 24th October 2009

THE family and friends of York war hero Matthew Hatton are to raise tens of thousands of pounds in his memory by embarking on a daunting expedition.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s tribute to York soldier Matthew Hatton

8:52am Thursday 15th October 2009

THE name of a York soldier was read out during Prime Minister's Question Time as Gordon Brown listed all those killed in Afghanistan during Parliament’s summer recess.

United in grief

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9:48am Thursday 3rd September 2009

THE Minster bells started their mournful tolling a full 15 minutes before the Lance Bombardier’s funeral cortege arrived in Deangate.

Mourners pay their final respects to Matthew Hatton at York Minster

York Press: The funeral of Matthew Hatton

3:10pm Wednesday 2nd September 2009

MOURNERS gathered into York Minster to pay their final respects to York war hero Matthew Hatton.

Parents of York soldier Matthew Hatton speak about hero son killed by double bomb blast in Afghanistan

York Press: Matthew Hatton’s parents, Jill and Phil Hatton, talking about their son at home in Haxby

10:00am Tuesday 1st September 2009

WAR hero Matthew Hatton died doing what he loved and had signed up to be a career soldier only weeks before he died, his heartbroken parents have said.

Minster service for hero Hatton

York Press: Matthew Hatton

9:40am Friday 28th August 2009

THE funeral of York war hero Matthew Hatton will be held in the city’s Minster next week.

Thanks for all your support

York Press: Matthew Hatton

10:26am Tuesday 25th August 2009

I SHOULD like to thank your paper and the people of York for the wonderful support and messages of condolence given to my family following the devastating loss of my dear nephew, L/Bdr Matthew Hatton.

Lord Mayor of York, Coun John Galvin, pays tribute to city’s fallen soldier L Bombardier Matthew Hatton

York Press: Matthew Hatton

10:27am Thursday 20th August 2009

THE thoughts of all of York are with the family of fallen soldier Matthew Hatton, the city’s Lord Mayor said today.

Soldier Matthew Hatton’s final homecoming

York Press: The hearses carrying the coffins of Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton, inset, Captain Mark Hale, and Rifleman Daniel Wild move through the town of Wooton Bassett

12:45pm Wednesday 19th August 2009

THE skies were heavy and overcast the day York soldier Matthew Hatton returned.

Relatives gather to pay tribute to Matthew Hatton

York Press: The body of Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton of the 40th Regiment, The Royal Artillery, is  repatriated at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire

12:43pm Wednesday 19th August 2009

“FOR us, Matthew is a hero. He will be in our memories for ever.”

Crowds pay tribute to York war hero Matthew Hatton

York Press: Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton's body is returned to British soil at RAF Lyneham today.

4:58pm Tuesday 18th August 2009

Crowds have lined the streets in tribute to fallen York war hero Matthew Hatton, after his body was returned to British soil.

Girlfriend of York soldier pays tribute to her soul mate

York Press: Matthew Hatton with  girlfriend Natasha Chehab

10:26am Tuesday 18th August 2009

THE girlfriend of York war hero Matthew Hatton has paid an emotional tribute to the “love of my life” as his body was being flown home to Britain today.

Sombre vigil for British war dead

York Press: SYMPATHY: Campaigners outside York Railway Station at the York Against The War Vigil yesterday evening

10:10am Tuesday 18th August 2009

ANTI-WAR protesters held a vigil at York Railway Station to mark the death of the 200th British soldier to die in Afghanistan.

‘Too many men have lost their lives’

10:08am Tuesday 18th August 2009

The names of 200 British soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001 were read out in London in protest against the war.

Moving tributes to York soldier

10:06am Tuesday 18th August 2009

THE body of York war hero Matthew Hatton was today being flown home to Britain, as tributes to the popular 23-year-old continued to pour in.

Ceremonies at Army bases in Afghanistan

10:05am Tuesday 18th August 2009

British troops in Afghanistan attended remembrance services for four of their comrades, including the 200th UK soldier to be killed in the country.

Book of condolence for Matthew Hatton

York Press: Matthew Hatton

11:03am Monday 17th August 2009

THIS is Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton, out on patrol in Afghanistan, doing the job he loved and had always dreamed of doing.

Tributes paid to Matthew Hatton

York Press: Matthew Hatton

10:58am Monday 17th August 2009

TRIBUTES have been paid to Matthew Hatton by his former teacher and scout leader, who have spoken about how proud they are of him.

Comrades show their respect and affection for Matthew Hatton

York Press: Matthew Hatton with  girlfriend Natasha Chehab

10:53am Monday 17th August 2009

THE respect and affection that his comrades held Matthew “Hatts” Hatton in are obvious from the tributes they have paid to him.

Photographer Michael Yon was due to go on patrol with Matthew Hatton

York Press: Matthew Hatton

10:51am Monday 17th August 2009

Michael Yon, who took this picture of Matthew Hatton is a former Green Beret who works as a freelance photojournalist.

Matthew Hatton hailed as a ‘master of his art’ and for saving lives of comrades

York Press: DEDICATED: Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton, of Haxby, York

10:48am Monday 17th August 2009

HAXBY soldier Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton who was killed in a bomb blast while on patrol in Afghanistan was “one of the best” according to comrades.

Soldier Matthew Hatton wanted to be in ‘the thick of the action’

York Press: Matthew Hatton

10:44am Monday 17th August 2009

LANCE Bombardier Matthew Hatton had previously completed tours of duty in Iraq and Cyprus and having completed training for Afghanistan was deployed with 2 Rifles Battle Group in March of this year as an observation post assistant with the fire support team.

Your view of the war in Afghanistan

11:18am Monday 17th August 2009

This page provides the opportunity for you to give your political views of the conflict.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan bomb blast named as Matthew Hatton

York Press: Matthew Hatton

11:23am Saturday 15th August 2009

A SOLDIER killed in a bomb blast while on patrol in Afghanistan has been named as Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton from Haxby.

York soldier killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

9:25am Saturday 15th August 2009

A SOLDIER from York has become the city’s first victim of the war in Afghanistan, following an explosion in the notorious Helmand province, The Press understands. His family has been informed.



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