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Soldier Sophie Madden found hanged at Overhill Training Centre, near Folkestone

Soldier Sophie Madden found hanged at Overhill Training Centre, near Folkestone



Soldier Sophie Madden sadly died on June 10 in Folkestone, Kent

An inquiry into the death of a young female soldier has revealed that she was discovered hung at an Army barracks earlier this month. The young soldier was called a “lovely girl” by those who knew her.

At approximately 9:35 a.m. on June 10 of this year, the body of Sophie Madden was found by Kent police at the Overhill Training Centre in St. Martin’s Plain, which is close to Folkestone.

Paramedics eventually determined that the Gunner, who was 23 years old and served in the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, had passed away at the scene of the accident.

In spite of prior statements by Maidstone police that her passing was not being investigated as suspicious, an inquest has been initiated into her passing there.

Bina Patel, the assistant coroner, read the following statement into the record: ‘The circumstances surrounding her death were that she was found hanging at Overhill Training Centre, St Martin’s Plain Camp in Kent, on June 10, and died from injuries sustained at the site.’

It was determined that suspension was the cause of death.

Sophie, who was assumed to be a young mother, was born in Wigan but was stationed at the Albemarle Barracks in Stamfordham, which is located in the county of Northumberland.

Following the news of her passing, her friends, family, and coworkers paid tribute to her on various social media platforms.

In a tribute to her, the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery said, “It is with great sadness that the Regiment must announce that Gunner Sophie Madden died on June 10, 2022, at the age of 23.” Gunner Madden was one of the most important people in D Battery RHA.


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