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Mark Turner

(1988 – 2010)

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Mark Turner

Mark Turner
(1988 – 2010)

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Mark Turner

(1988 – 2010)
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About Mark
Rifleman Mark Turner was killed by an improvised exlosive device whilst serving in Afghanistan on 4th April, 2010.
Mark was brought up in the Gateshead area and on leaving school he worked as a panel beater before joining the Army in January, 2006 at the age of 17 years. He leaves behind his family and a fiance.
His family says:
"Mark was a proper Mammy's boy described by his loving family as being ‘daft as a brush'. He was a fanatical supporter of Newcastle United who looked forward to their imminent return to the Premier League, boasting about the fact that he had managed to watch the recent match against Nottingham Forest whilst out in Afghanistan.
"Mark loved to play poker and
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he also enjoyed listening to all types of music, having a distinct like of Dean Martin songs. He loved his food and regularly took up his passion of devouring cheese pizzas; however in food terms, nothing could surpass his desire of yellow Telly Tubby biscuits, sent out to him by his family.
"His fiancée said that he always insisted on perfection and referred to their affection when Mark said they were both like ‘peas and carrots'. Mark will be dearly missed by his mother Anne, fiancée Liesha, stepfather Joe, brother David and three sisters Lisa, Joanne and Julie."
Lieutenant Colonel Nick Kitson, the commanding officer of Third Battalion, the Rifles said: "Rifleman Mark Turner was a remarkable
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young man who took in his stride the toughest and most dangerous job available here in Afghanistan.
"Daily he took responsibility for the lives of his friends by putting himself out in front and clearing the ground of the deadly devices left by insurgents with nothing to call on but a metal detector and his own instincts."
He added: "His brothers in arms will miss both the security and confidence he provided and the warmth of his wit and friendship."
This is an online memorial dedicated to Mark’s memory. He made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. May he rest in peace.
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Mark Turner

Rifleman Mark Turner was killed by an improvised exlosive device whilst serving in Afghanistan on 4th April, 2010.
Mark was brought up in the Gateshead area and on leaving school he worked as a panel beater before joining the Army in January, 2006 at the age of 17 years. He leaves behind his family and a fiance.
His family says:
"Mark was a proper Mammy's boy described by his loving family as being ‘daft as a brush'. He was a fanatical supporter of Newcastle United who looked forward to their imminent return to the Premier League, boasting about the fact that he had managed to watch the recent match against Nottingham Forest whilst out in Afghanistan.
"Mark loved to play poker and...

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