Corporal Matthew Millington of the Queen's Royal Lancers succumbed
after a hospital transplant that somehow managed to give him the lungs
of a heavy smoker.
Millington was stationed in Iraq in 2005 and was told he would die unless he received a lung transplant. He was diagnosed with an incurable disease that made it very difficult for him to breathe.
Millington had his transplant at the Papworth hospital, in Cambridge in 2007, but died in 2008 after doctors found a tumor in one of the lungs.