Assault Group RM
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Marine Craig Hodgkinson, 4 Assault Sqn. RM, died of a heart attack whilst playing in a rugby match between the Royal Navy and Cornwall County.
A keen rugby player, Craig played throughout his school career, including games for the Scotland Under 18s XV. He also played for Glasgow Hawks and was a member of the team that toured South Africa in 2003 and were unbeaten in their three matches.
Marine Christopher Maddison, 9 Assault Sqn. RM, died of shrapnel wounds after his landing craft came under fire on a river patrol near Basra last March. An initial investigation by the Royal Military Police blamed his death on an Iraqi ambush, but a Royal Navy board of inquiry concluded that he had been killed by fire from his own side.
Marine Oliver Snoxell, 1 Assault Group RM, died when hit by a car while walking along the A5 Watling Street, just North of Hockliffe. He was in Bedfordshire on home leave at the time. [Sources: AFM ROH / Leighton Buzzard observer online report 14 March 2006]