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Statement regarding death of Army Soldier at Kapooka

23 April 2019
It is with deep regret that the Australian Defence Force confirms the death of an Australian Army soldier in New South Wales over the Easter weekend.
Private Liam Wolf was completing basic training at the Army Recruit Training Centre in Kapooka, New South Wales, when he was involved in an incident on Friday, 19 April 2019. He was transported to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, before being airlifted to Sydney for specialist treatment. Despite the best efforts of emergency services and hospital health care providers, Liam was pronounced dead on 23 April 2019.
Defence offers its deepest condolences to Liam’s family and friends and ongoing welfare support is being provided to them. Defence notes the commendable actions of those Army members and health staff involved in providing immediate first aid. 
Due to privacy requirements, Defence will not be releasing any further information regarding the soldier's personal or service details. Media are asked to respect the privacy of the member's family and fellow soldiers at this difficult time.
The Australian Defence Force continues to work with the New South Wales Police and ComCare to investigate the incident and therefore Defence will not make further comment on the details of the incident at this time.
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Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence, 
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946 

Last updated
24 April 2019
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