REED, William Kenneth

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P049009U
Born: 
Thursday, April 19, 1973
Died : 
Monday, February 15, 1993
Died in service
Age: 
19
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Marine William Reed, 'Z' Company, from Whitley Bay, died during Operation Pendulum South, part of the annual deployment to Norway. 
 
He and 2 others, Marines Stephen West and Philip Yates, were found unconscious in a tent whilst sheltering from a whiteout during an exercise. They were casevaced to a hospital at Gjorvik by a 3 Commando Bde. Lynx helicopter where Mne. West was revived, but Marine Reed and Marine Philip Yates were found to be dead on arrival through asphyxiation caused by the men's cooker.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Navy News March 1993 edition
Newcastle Evening Chronicle  25th Oct. 1994.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 

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