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Lieutenant Augustin and Marine Alexander MC of 42 Commando RM were killed by an Improvised Explosive Device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]
BEVAN, Christopher J, Marine, P040432F,
Extract from the Daily Mirror - Saturday 22 February 1964
CSM Horace Colwill died in Egypt.
Mne. Curry was killed when elements of 42 Commando Royal Marines were engaged in close-quarter fighting with the Taleban near Kajaki, in Northern Helmand. He died instantly as a result of enemy small arms fire. [Source: MOD]
Mne. Evans was killed during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Georgie Sparks, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines Evans and Sparks had moved on to the roof of a compound when, at around 0900 hours, there was an attack by insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and they were badly wounded. Both received immediate medical attention and were moved to a secure location before being put on a helicopter to be transferred back to Camp Bastion.
Mne. Fairbrother, Kilo Company, was deployed as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj in support of an Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol into the village of Old Khorgajat. Just under two hours into the patrol they were engaged with small arms fire from close range and Marine Fairbrother was fatally wounded. Despite the best efforts of his colleagues to administer first aid, Marine Fairbrother died of his wounds. [Source: MOD]
Sgt. Foster died during the Borneo campaign.
LCpl Gill deployed with his Multiple as part of a patrol in the area of Adensee in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district in Helmand province. The aim of the patrol was to assess the atmospherics, meet and talk with local nationals, and disrupt insurgent activity in the area, in preparation for future operations. The Multiple was an hour into its patrol when it was engaged by small-arms re from a nearby compound. LCpl Gill was hit and fatally wounded, and, despite being administered immediate first aid, tragically died of his wounds.
Mne. James Holloway was found dead on board the RFA Fort Rosalie which was moored in Dubai.A Royal Navy spokesman said: "We can confirm that Marine James Holloway died aboard RFA Fort Rosalie. The cause of death is still under investigation, however we can confirm it was not as a result of operational activity. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time.” [Sources: BBC online, Sun online newspaper, and other media outlets.]
Marine David Howard
Mne Kenneth Laws is believed to have served with 40 Commando RM in the Brunei and Borneo campaigns c.1962-1966. [Sources: AFM ROH / royal-marines.net website]
Marine Luther Leeves died in Egypt.
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