SAS Sniper Killed by Colleague: Matt Tonroe Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Matt Tonroe Biography

Matt Tonroe Biography

Special Air Service Sniper Matt Tonroe, from Manchester, died last year alongside US commando Master Sergeant Jonathan J Dunbar while on an undercover mission to kill extremists. He was born in Manchester in August 1984 and joined the Parachute Regiment just days after his 20th birthday.

Matt Tonroe Killer

He was embedded in Seal Team 6, the unit which killed Osama Bin Laden – became the first Briton to die fighting terrorists in war-torn Syria.

Matt Tonroe Age

He was 33 years old.

Matt Tonroe Family

Sgt Tonroe was survived by his mother Michelle, brother Alex and girlfriend Olivia.

Matt Tonroe Death, Matt Tonroe Caus of Death

The Pentagon blamed their deaths on an improvised explosive device (IED) in a statement released days after the incident in March 2018.

But an investigation into the blast in Manbij, northern Syria, has concluded Sgt Tonroe was killed when a small explosive carried by a colleague, thought to be a grenade, was accidentally detonated.

Authorities Statement

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: ‘Sergeant Matt Tonroe died from blast injuries caused by an explosion during a military operation.

‘It was initially believed that Sgt Tonroe was killed by enemy action, however subsequent investigation concluded that Sgt Tonroe was killed by the accidental detonation of explosives carried by coalition forces.

‘Our thoughts continue to be with Sgt Tonroe’s family and friends.’

Matt Tonroe Career

According to military sources, Sgt Tonroe was then promoted and attempted SAS selection, which he is said to have passed first time. He was also a fully trained parachutist.

His commanding officer, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Special Forces who cannot be named for security reasons, described Sgt Tonroe as ‘a deeply intelligent man and one of life’s characters’.

He added: ‘‘He was a caring and considerate soul, a loving and dutiful son, and a friend to many.

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Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Matt Tonroe is Special Air Service Sniper
  • He is from Manchester City
  • He died last year in Syria 
  • He and US Master Sergeant Jonathan Dunbar were on a mission to kill extremists 
  • Pentagon blamed their deaths on the improvised explosive device (IED) last March
  • But an investigation into blast concluded he was killed by colleague’s grenade