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() Army officer, 50, who survived a roadside bomb blast in Iraq is found dead in a hotel room just weeks after being honoured by the Queen Captain Gary Case, 50, found dead on August 23 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire Father Mr Case joined the army in 1991 as a Rifleman in the Royal Green Jackets He served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq, where was hit by roadside bomb Captain Case received MBE in June for helping create reserve battalion 8 Rifles

By Bryony Jewell For Mailonline

Published: 09:02 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 09:03 BST, 1 September 2019

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Captain Gary 'Gaz' Case, 50, was found dead at a hotel in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on August 23. He had received an MBE in June

Captain Gary 'Gaz' Case, 50, was found dead at a hotel in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on August 23. He had received an MBE in June

An army officer who survived a roadside bomb in Iraq has been found dead in a hotel room just weeks after he received an MBE from the Queen.

Captain Gary 'Gaz' Case, 50, received the honour in June for his efforts in helping to create reserve battalion 8 Rifles.

The father, who is feared to have taken his own life, was found at a Premier Inn in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on August 23, reports the Mirror.

He had gone missing from his home in Mansfield, which is around 30 miles away two days earlier, and an inquest has yet to be held. 

Captain Case joined the army in 1991 as a Rifleman in the Royal Green Jackets and rose to the rank of Major.

Last year he joined the reserves as a full-time reserve service captain and helped to create reserve battalion 8 Rifles.

This regiment was only created several months ago and is comprised of 500 part-time soldiers from across the Midlands and Northeast.

After receiving an MBE for his work in its creation, Captain Case said: 'The news is still not quite sunk in, but I am very very happy.' 

Captain Case, pictured with wife of 28 years Samantha, joined the army in 1991 as a Rifleman in the Royal Green Jackets and later helped to set up reserve battalion 8 Rifles

Captain Case, pictured with wife of 28 years Samantha, joined the army in 1991 as a Rifleman in the Royal Green Jackets and later helped to set up reserve battalion 8 Rifles

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