BELL, Thomas Matthew

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P043401V
Born: 
Friday, September 18, 1959
Died : 
Wednesday, May 23, 1984
Died in service
Age: 
24
Marine Thomas Bell from Gateshead, was serving at the Commando Training Centre RM at the time of his death.  He and his colleagues were celebrating the end of their training at Penhale Camp near Perranporth, Cornwall. On the way back to his quarters along the cliff path he accidentally fell to his death.  The Coroner recorded a verdit of Misadventure.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Newcastle Journal - Saturday 7 July 1984
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
 

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