BIRDSALL, Steven James

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
30039350
Born: 
Friday, October 6, 1989
Died : 
Monday, June 14, 2010
Killed in action or died of wounds
Operations: 
Age: 
20
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Mne. Birdsall was killed during operations in Afghanistan. 

During the late afternoon of Sunday 13 June 2010, Bravo Company was providing security to Royal Engineers who were reinforcing the defences at one of the UK Check Points in Sangin. At approximately 1629hrs local time, Marine Birdsall received a gunshot wound and was immediately evacuated to Camp Bastion's Role 3 Hospital where his condition was listed as critical. On 14 June 2010, he was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where, at 1229hrs on 14 June 2010, Marine Birdsall sadly died of his wounds. [Source: MOD]


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