PROTTEY, Mark Gordon

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
P053221P
Born: 
Friday, February 2, 1968
Died : 
Thursday, February 22, 2001
Died in service
Age: 
33
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Marine Mark Prottey died of illness at Dorchester Hospital.
 
"Mark Prottey joined the Royal Marines in 1995 and, after completing training served at RM Poole for a short time as a GD Marine in Security Troop. He trained as a Driver and joined Cdo Log Regt, in which he served for three years, predominantly with Bulk Fuel Troop,driving and maintaining a wide variety of heavy vehicles and plant. During this time he gained his licences for motorcycle, Passenger Carrying Vehicle and Bulk Petroleum Carrying Vehicles. In 1998 he deployed to Norway and completed Arctic Warfare Training before returning to RM Poole in November 1999, from where he planned to leave the Service in April 2001. Mark very much made his mark in Poole and would cheerfully shoulder any burden and consistently volunteered to augment SBS MT. A fit and strong man, he put his heart into everything he did and he was a shining example of the high standards of Royal Marines. Recently married and about to embark upon a new career, Mark's short illness and tragic death touched us all and we extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Hannah, her family and Mark's parents."
[Obituary in the Globe and Laurel issue May/June 2001]
 
[Additional sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue Apr 2001, p41.]
 
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