Private Nathan John Bewes was serving with 1st Mentoring Task Force when he tragically lost his life from an Improvised Explosive Device on 9 July 2010.
Twenty-three-year-old Private Bewes was from the Brisbane-based 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR). Private Bewes leaves behind his loving parents, sister and partner. Private Bewes was born in Kogarah, New South Wales in 1986.
He joined the Army in 2005 and in the same year successfully completed his recruit and infantry basic training prior to being posted to 6 RAR. This was his second deployment to the Middle East.
Private Bewes was qualified in Direct Fire Support Weapons (DFSW), Combat First Aid and as a driver of the Protected Mobility Vehicle.Lest We Forget.