Died 22 July 2009, aged 33: Father of four Corporal Jonathan Beynon-Fisher, who was due to serve in Afghanistan, was on a climbing expedition when he fell 80 feet to his death in a tragic accident. The climbing instructor’s equipment failed when he was with his army unit in the Lake District. Cpl Beynon-Fisher joined up when he was 17 years old and served with 39 Regiment Royal Artillery, also known as the Welsh Gunners. He went to Sandal Magna J&I, Sandal Endowed Junior and Kettlethorpe High Schools. Before joining the army he worked at Lyons Bakeries and the Wakefield Express. Hundreds of people travelled from as far as Canada to Kettlethorpe Crematorium to pay their respects. Cpl Beynon-Fisher was a motorcycle enthusiast and his coffin was carried in a specially adapted motorbike and sidecar. He left his wife of 12 years, Kerryann, and their children Joanne, 11, Emily, seven, Ellenor, five, and Kieran, aged three. 

For a full tribute published by the Wakefield Express on 7 August 2009, click here

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