BIRCH, Marc John

Known as: 
Birchy
Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P057087H
Born: 
Tuesday, March 23, 1982
Died : 
Friday, December 12, 2008
Killed in action or died of wounds
Operations: 
Age: 
26

Cpl. Birch  was killed on operations with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines. The company was conducting an operation alongside Afghan National Army troops to dominate areas posing a dangerous threat to British forces and the local Afghan population. Whilst acting as Second-in-Command of the Quick Reaction Force in support of a company operation, Corporal Birch was killed by a suspected enemy suicide bomber.

Sgt. John Manuel and Marine Damian Davies also died in the attack. [Source: MOD]


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