A SOLDIER who died in Powys last week has been described as a “charming and delightful individual”.

Private (Pte) Adam Brocklehurst, 27, died at Sennybridge Training Area, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) military training area near Brecon, on Wednesday, September 20.

It is unknown how Pte Brocklehurst died but his death is being investigated.

Pte Brocklehurst, described as “football mad” and a passionate Formula One fan, leaves behind a young son. His death leaves a “devastating hole” within his troop, colleagues said.

An MoD spokesperson said: “It is with immense sadness we confirm the death of Private Adam Brocklehurst of the Infantry Training Centre Support Battalion.

“He died whilst on exercise at Sennybridge Training Area in Wales. He was 27 years old. Our thoughts are with Pte Brocklehurst’s family and friends at this sad time.”


Pte Brocklehurst, from Salford, was a member of 400 Troop, Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Support Battalion, based in Catterick, North Yorkshire, where he was a driver.

He has been described by superiors as someone who was destined to be a future leader in the Army.

In this role, he was employed as the motor transport lead, to support multiple combat infantry courses all over the UK.

Lt Col Phil Morgan, commanding officer of the ITC, said: “Private Adam Brocklehurst was a charming and delightful individual.

“He had an infectious personality and was always quick for a laugh and took any opportunities he could.

“Since arriving at ITC in August 2022, he had worked hard over the past year and was a standout performer across his troop, exuding loyalty, selfless commitment and respect for others. He was showing great potential as a future leader.

“Tragically his career and life has been cut too short. Our deepest condolences are with his family during this sad time.”

Captain Leanne Parkes, motor transport officer, said: “First impressions count and he seriously impressed. He was determined and always pushed to be better.

“This made him an excellent role model to the younger members of the troop. He was the ‘all-rounder’ soldier who was fit, looked the part and had trade knowledge and skills to match.

“He loved being in the Army and he loved being a driver. He once described it as ‘the best job in the world’.

“We loved having him in the team and his loss leaves a devastating hole within the troop. Our condolences are with his son and the rest of his family and friends.”

Pte Brocklehurst joined the Army in May 2019 and, after completing basic training in Winchester, continued his trade training at the Defence School of Transport, Leconfield, to complete his driver training.

His first posting to regimental duty was with 3 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, Abingdon as a driver Class 3.

An MoD spokesperson continued: “He quickly became a popular, valuable and charismatic member of the troop.

“Pte Brocklehurst was excellent at his job and had a very keen eye for detail and policy. He was always keen to understand what he was doing and why and would look to identify areas where he could add value.

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“He was a mature soldier who was intelligent and never afraid to challenge the chain of command when necessary.

“He was loyal, committed and resilient. Pte Brocklehurst was already showing great leadership qualities and was an Army leader of the future.

“To lose a person of this quality and level of professionalism in such tragic circumstances is very hard to process. His closest friends and the wider battalion are devastated.

“His memory will be honoured within the troop and battalion, and he is fondly remembered as a caring, loyal, kind and joyful character. Adam Brocklehurst will be sadly missed.”

Sennybridge is the third largest military training area in the UK and was acquired by the War Office in 1939.