SPARKS, Georgie

Unit / Base: 
'42 Commando RM'
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Tuesday, December 13, 1988
Died : 
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Killed in action or died of wounds
Local Roll of Honour: 
Mne Sparks 42 Commando

Marine Georgie Sparks died during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Tony Evans, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines Sparks and Evans had moved on to the roof of a compound when, at around 0900 hours, there was an attack by insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and they were badly wounded. Both received immediate medical attention and were moved to a secure location before being put on a helicopter to be transferred back to Camp Bastion. However, both sadly died from their injuries during the flight. (Source: MOD)

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