SEATH, David Bernard

Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
30039690
Born: 
Wednesday, December 12, 1984
Died : 
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Died in service
Age: 
31
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Capt. Seath, died of a cardiac arrest whilst taking part in the 2016 London Marathon. He was a fire support team commander for 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, based in Plymouth.

David Seath completed two master's degrees at the University of Aberdeen before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2009. He was commissioned Lieutenant on the 14th August 2010 with seniority from 11 February 2009. Captain Seath served in Afghanistan in 2012.

Lieut. Col. Jon Cresswell, Commanding Officer of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, said the regiment was devastated. He added "Witty, charming and polished, Dave was a fabulous host and stylish performer." He said Capt Seath had been selected to train future officers of the Afghan National Army in the rank of a major. "We have lost one of the great characters of our regiment and take strength from the memory of his example and leadership."

[Sources: AFM ROH / London Gazettes Supp. 5956, page 19216 / BBC News online 25/4/2016]


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