COATES, Timothy Patrick

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
'42 Commando RM'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
P048572A
Born: 
Friday, January 28, 1966
Died : 
Sunday, April 17, 1994
Died on active service
Age: 
28
Marine Timothy Coates, serving on attachment to the UNHCR in Sarajevo, was shot dead by personnel manning a Bosnian Government checkpoint in the city. He was off duty and wearing plain clothes at the time. 
 
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue May 1994, p36. / Statement in Parliament 18th April 1994 by The Secretary of State for Defence, Mr. Malcolm Rifkind,  www. publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199394/cmhansrd/1994-04-18/Debate-1.html ]
 
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