You may have seen photographs over the years of these 4 young soldiers. They all died at the Princess Royal Barracks near Camberley, Surrey, better known at Deepcut Barracks, between 1995 and 2002.
June 1995 – Private Sean Benton, 20, of Hastings, East Sussex, was found dead at the Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, with five bullet wounds to his chest. Ballistics tests suggested only one bullet was fired from close range and the others from a distance, the Army said he committed suicide.
November 1995 – Private Cheryl James, 18, of Llangollen, Denbighshire, was found dead with a single bullet wound to her head at the barracks – headquarters of the Royal Logistical Corps. An Army inquiry concludes she committed suicide. Surrey Police say they are not looking for anyone else. A coroner records an open verdict.
September 2001 – Private Geoff Gray, 17, from Hackney, east London, was found with two gunshot wounds to his head while on guard duty. Five shots were fired, the other three bullets were not found. A coroner records an open verdict after hearing that a figure was seen running away from the area.
23 March, 2002 – Private James Collinson, 17, from Perth, was found dead with a single gunshot while on guard duty at the barracks. The Army says he killed himself, but his parents do not accept this, insisting he had been happy. No inquest is held.
This site is dedicated to the memory of Pte Sean Benton, Pte Cheryl James, Pte Geoff Gray and Pte James Collinson and to their families who continue to fight for answers and justice for their children.