MANUEL, John Henry

Known as: 
Manny
Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P048268A
Born: 
Wednesday, November 11, 1970
Died : 
Friday, December 12, 2008
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
38
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Sgt. John Manuel

Sergeant John Manuel died whilst deployed 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 the commander of the Quick Reaction Force in support of a company operation, Sergeant Manuel was killed by a suspected suicide bomber.

Corporal Marc Birch and Marine Damian Davies also died in the attack. [Source: MOD]
 

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