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Dave Markland

Dave Markland

(1973 – 2010)

  • "Expectata domus amicus, somnus puteus"
    Lit by sam jones
  • A candle that will burn forever to honour your bravery and the courage of those that you served alongside. You will be sadly missed. RIP.
    Lit by Shaun Roberts
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Dave Markland

Dave Markland
(1973 – 2010)

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Dave Markland

(1973 – 2010)
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About Dave
This is a tribute to Dave Markland. WO2 David Markland from 36 Engineer Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on Monday 8th February 2010.
Warrant Officer Class 2 David (Dave) Markland deployed on Operation HERRICK 11 as a Royal Engineer Search Advisor with the Joint Force EOD Group, as part of the Counter-IED Task Force.
Dave was born in Euxton, Lancashire in 1973 and was 36 years old when he was tragically killed in an IED blast whilst on a task in support of Battle Group (Centre South).
Warrant Officer Class 2 Markland enlisted in the Army in June 1989, joining the Corps of Royal Engineers as a Plant Operator Mechanic (POM).
As a ‘Sapper' he proved himself a highly capable and adaptable
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soldier who was keen to expand his engineering knowledge.
He rose through the ranks to become a Military Plant Foreman (MPF) in 2005.
An excellent instructor, he had numerous trade qualifications and his passion for instruction was evident in the zest and enthusiasm he brought to every training opportunity.
This was Warrant Officer Class 2 Dave Markland's eighth operational tour of duty during his distinguished 20 year service, having completed five tours in Bosnia between 1995 and 1998, one in Iraq in 2003 and this his second tour of Afghanistan.
He was posted to 70 Gurkha Field Support Squadron, 36 Engineer Regiment RE, Maidstone, Kent in October 2007.
Having completed the Royal Engineer
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Search Advisor course in Spring 2009, he carried out training with the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group prior to deploying on Operation HERRICK 11 in October 2009. As part of the Counter-IED Task Force, Warrant Officer Class 2 Markland led a team of Royal Engineer Advanced Search specialists responsible for conducting route clearances in support of the Battle Groups.
Such was the quality of the man that he was recently selected for a Field Squadron Sergeant Major's post which is a rare occurrence in the plant specialist trade.
Dave Markland strove to constantly better himself and having completed a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering he was studying to complete his full degree.
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/>A robust and fit individual who had a passion for camping, mountaineering and trekking, Dave Markland loved to organise adventurous training for soldiers worldwide as well as enjoying both rugby and basketball.
A devoted family man, David leaves behind his wife Corallee and their two sons Keelen, aged 10 and Logan, aged 7.
WO2 David Markland's family said:
"Dave was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother. His family and friends all loved and adored him. Keelen and Logan will always remember how funny and playful Dad was. He was proud to be in the British Army just like his Dad.
"We are very proud of Dave's achievements in his Army career; his soldiers, friends and officers all
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respected his selflessness and admired his style of leadership. He would have made the best Squadron Sergeant Major in the world!
"He will be sadly missed and leaves behind a family who he loved and loves him very, very much. We are all very proud of our hero."
This is an online memorial dedicated to the memory of David Markland. He died a hero and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 15th Feb 2010
SR
wrote:
In memory of Dave who in his teens always appeared mature and very respectful. Although we had seen him only occasionally during his service years we know he had become a fine man who it has been a privilege to know.
Rest in Peace Dave, and God bless all your family.
Though separated from those left behind, your daughter now has her father with her.
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Feb 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
What do you think has become of the young and old men?
And what do you think has become of the women and children?
They are alive and well somewhere;
The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it,
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Anonymous
message continued:
And ceased the moment life appeared.
All goes onward and outward….and nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
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Kindly lit by
sam jones
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
"Expectata domus amicus, somnus puteus"
Kindly lit by
Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
A candle that will burn forever to honour your bravery and the courage of those that you served alongside. You will be sadly missed. RIP.
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Dave Markland

This is a tribute to Dave Markland. WO2 David Markland from 36 Engineer Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on Monday 8th February 2010.
Warrant Officer Class 2 David (Dave) Markland deployed on Operation HERRICK 11 as a Royal Engineer Search Advisor with the Joint Force EOD Group, as part of the Counter-IED Task Force.
Dave was born in Euxton, Lancashire in 1973 and was 36 years old when he was tragically killed in an IED blast whilst on a task in support of Battle Group (Centre South).
Warrant Officer Class 2 Markland enlisted in the Army in June 1989, joining the Corps of Royal Engineers as a Plant Operator Mechanic (POM).
As a ‘Sapper' he proved himself a highly capable and adaptable...

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Rest in peace Dave
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