HARRISON, Christopher Lewis

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO61570W
Born: 
Monday, March 26, 1984
Died : 
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Cpl. Harrison 40 Commando

Cpl. Harrison, Bravo Company, was part of a patrol alongside the Afghan National Army in order to help provide security for the local population of Sangin. At approximately 0620 hours local time on 9 May 2010, south of Patrol Base Shuga, Corporal Harrison was fatally wounded in an explosion.

Chistopher Harrison entered Royal Marines Recruit Training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on 13 March 2003, passing for duty on 18 December 2003.  He  served with the Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines, and qualified as a heavy weapons (mortars) specialist in 2005. In 2007 he deployed with 40 Commando Royal Marines on Operation HERRICK 7 and had recently returned from an amphibious exercise in the Mediterranean and the Far East.

In January 2010 he was selected for, and successfully passed, Junior Command Training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. Returning to 40 Commando he then deployed on Operation HERRICK 12 as a Mortar Fire Controller with Bravo Company, based at Patrol Base Shuga.

[Source: MOD]


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