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Mark Marshall

"Marshy"

Mark Marshall

(1980 – 2010)

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Mark Marshall
(1980 – 2010)

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Mark Marshall

(1980 – 2010)
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This is a tribute dedicated to Mark Marshall. Rifleman Mark Marshall from 6th BATTALION, THE RIFLES, serving with 3 RIFLEs Battle Group was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 14th February 2010.
Rifleman Mark Marshall was killed when an IED detonated while he was on a routine foot patrol providing reassurance and security to the local population near Forward Operating Base Inkerman to the north east of Sangin in Helmand province.
Rifleman Mark Marshall was born in Exeter on 24th March 1980. He went to Saint Peters Church of England High School in Exeter where he gained a BTEC in Public Services before joining the Police as a Community Support Officer.
Mark Marshall joined 6 RIFLES, a Territorial Army
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Battalion, in October 2007 and attended training at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick in October 2008. He completed an Assault Pioneer Cadre prior to mobilising to serve with the 3 RIFLES BG on Op HERRICK 11 in June 2009.
Rifleman Mark Marshall was posted to C Company 3 RIFLES with whom he completed pre-deployment training before deploying to Kajaki in Northern Helmand. He served in Kajaki for two months before his Platoon was sent to occupy a Patrol Base in the northern part of the town of Sangin. Throughout this time Mark Marshall was employed as the point man in his patrol, charged with the clearance of the ground of Improvised Explosive Devices.
He leaves behind his mother, Lynn, his girlfriend,
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Hayley, and his brother and sister, Alex and Jo.
His mother, Mrs Lynn Marshall, paid the following tribute:
"I am hugely proud of my dear and beloved son; he lived life to the full and will be sorely missed by all."
Lance Corporal Brent Meheux said:
"Mark, or ‘Marshy' as he was known to his mates, and I met when we joined the TA together in 2007. As I got to know him he told me more about himself, how he'd always wanted to join up, but had somehow got sidetracked into working as a baker in a supermarket. After a few years he was made a department manager, but still felt unchallenged so left to join the police as a Community Support Officer.
"Yet still he had the nagging
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feeling that he had to join up and see if he had it in him to do the job, and so he joined the TA with the firm plan to go on the first tour he could. It became clear that Marshy had real strength of character. He wasn't the most athletic of people, but he never quit and always passed whatever test was put in front of him. On the coldest, wettest nights he never snapped and his humour would lift all around him.
"Before we left to join 3 RIFLES I remember 6 RIFLES putting on a welfare morning in Exeter and afterwards Marshy, his mum Lynn, sister Jo, myself and my wife spent a lazy summer afternoon sat in a local pub garden.
"His brother Alex couldn't make it, but from the chat and way they were
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together you knew how close he was to his family, and he was without a doubt the apple of his mum's eye. I know how devastated they will be by his death, but I also remember his mum saying that she always knew he'd do this, ever since he was a child he'd always wanted to join up, and how although she hated the thought of him being away they were all really proud of him for following his dreams.
"Outside of the Army Marshy had a real love for speed; from his BMW to his Superbike; anything that was fast. When last winter he got a chance to go skiing for the first time with the Army it became clear he was fearless, flying down the nearest black runs on his third day. Mind you, I think the instructor would
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have been happier had he learned to turn first.
"I remember the last time I spoke to Marshy was the night before his R&R, just before Christmas. He spent the evening talking about his section, his mates and how much they meant to him. After a while he asked me what I thought about him staying with 3 RIFLES after the tour. I started laughing and told him that him wanting to stay with 3 RIFLES was a worse kept secret than him being a copper in civvie street, and how if I was 10 years younger I'd be joining him. As usual Marshy had a comeback – ‘Godders, don't you mean 20 years younger?'
"Marshy was, in my mind, the very best that the TA can bring to the party; the wisdom of someone
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a little older, the tenacity to always give it his all, the openness to always be willing to learn from all those he met and the ability to become so good at his job that no one any longer knew he was TA. The TA and the RIFLES have lost a truly gifted man, and I have lost a true friend that I will never forget.
"A few months from now, when I've left 3 RIFLES, I'll be propping up a bar in Exeter TA Centre and some young recruit is bound to ask me how ‘Marshy' died, I'll smile, raise my glass and tell him; He died how he lived, my son, as a RIFLEMAN, SWIFT AND BOLD."
This is an online memorial created in memory of Marshy. He died a soldier and a hero. May he rest in peace.
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This is a tribute dedicated to Mark Marshall. Rifleman Mark Marshall from 6th BATTALION, THE RIFLES, serving with 3 RIFLEs Battle Group was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 14th February 2010.
Rifleman Mark Marshall was killed when an IED detonated while he was on a routine foot patrol providing reassurance and security to the local population near Forward Operating Base Inkerman to the north east of Sangin in Helmand province.
Rifleman Mark Marshall was born in Exeter on 24th March 1980. He went to Saint Peters Church of England High School in Exeter where he gained a BTEC in Public Services before joining the Police as a Community Support Officer.
Mark Marshall joined 6 RIFLES, a Territorial Army...

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