31 MAY 2018
He struggled to adapt to civilian life and was homeless for a period
A former soldier deployed to Iraq on his 18th birthday killed himself after a long battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an inquest heard.
Kevin Williams, 29, was found hanging by police in his home at Waterville Drive, Basildon, on March 18.
He was the youngest rifleman to ever to serve in Iraq and was deployed on his 18th birthday in November 2006 as part of the now defunct Royal Green Jackets, going on to fight in Basra as part of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles.
But after leaving the army, he found it difficult to adapt to civilian life and took his own life.
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