STEPHENSON, Lee Martin

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit / Base: 
'Comacchio Group RM'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
P047479B
Born: 
Friday, March 19, 1971
Died : 
Thursday, August 11, 1994
Died in service
Age: 
23
Lance Corporal Lee Stephenson
Lance Corporal Lee Stephenson died of a heart attack.
 

Extract from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle 

Lee Stephenson was a superfit Royal Marine who loved all sports and exercise. At 23 he was at the peak of his physical condition. Today the young serviceman, from Edmondsley, near Chester-le-Street, is being buried by his grief-stricken family. The lance-corporal who survived the Gulf War and Ulster keeled over with a heart attack while making tea for his mates. Despite attempts to revive him, he died almost immediately.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Thursday 18 August 1994.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
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