ALEXANDER, Samuel Giles William

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
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Wednesday, June 16, 1982
Died : 
Friday, May 27, 2011
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Samuel Alexander MC
Mne. Alexander MC and Lieut. Augustin were killed by an Improvised Explosive Device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan on Friday 27 May 2011.

In 2009, Marine Alexander was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in charging down a group of insurgents to draw fire away from an injured colleague. Having used all the ammunition in his machine gun, he continued his assault with his 9mm pistol until that too was empty – forcing the enemy to retreat. The citation for his award said he carried out his brave actions "despite being completely exposed to heavy and accurate enemy fire".  (Sources: MOD/London Gazettes Supp. 59182, page 15640.)


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