CROUCHER, Matthew

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
P903233G
Honours & Awards: 
Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher GC
Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher, RM Reserve, was awarded the George Cross for his extreme gallantry on 9 February 2008 when he willingly risked his own life in a most deliberate act of self-sacrifice to save his comrades from death or serious injury.
 
He was deployed at the time to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as a reconnaissance operator in 40 Commando Group's Commando Reconnaissance Force, elements of which were operating from Forward Operating Base Robinson.
 
Source:  Citation - London Gazette 58774 of 23 July 2008 [view...].
 

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