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This is a tribute to Corporal Christopher Lewis Harrison. Chris Harrison of Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 9 May 2010.
During a deliberate operation, Bravo Company was conducting a patrol alongside the Afghan National Army in order to help provide security for the local population of Sangin.
At approximately 0620 hours local time on 9 May 2010, south of Patrol Base Shuga, Corporal Harrison was fatally wounded in an explosion.
Corporal Christopher Lewis Harrison was 26 years old and was born in Watford. He lived in Taunton with his wife Rebecca. He entered Royal Marines Recruit Training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on 13 March
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2003, passing for duty on 18 December 2003.
Corporal Chris Harrison had previously served with the Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines, and had qualified as a Heavy Weapons (Mortars) specialist in 2005. In 2007 he deployed with 40 Commando Royal Marines on Operation HERRICK 7 and he had recently returned from an amphibious exercise in the Mediterranean and the Far East.
In January 2010 he was selected for, and successfully passed, Junior Command Training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. Returning to 40 Commando he then deployed on Operation HERRICK 12 as a Mortar Fire Controller with Bravo Company, based at Patrol Base Shuga.
Chris's wife Rebecca said:
"This is the most devastating
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news of my life. I have lost the most fantastic husband I could ever have wished for.
"Even though I knew and fully supported what Chris did as a Royal Marine and the dangers he was facing, I am still broken by his loss. Chris was my life, he was my motivator and my inspiration, my rock, the one person with whom I shared everything.
"It hurts me beyond words knowing that I will never have my beloved husband by my side ever again and we will never raise the family that we so desperately craved to complete our lives together. He will forever live in my heart."
Chris's parents, Martin and Gill, said:
"We have lost a wonderful and loving son and brother who was devoted to 'Becky' his
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wife, and all of his family. He was an outstanding young man with qualities way beyond his young years.
"Although he had to be tough, demanding and in peak physical condition to do his job as a Royal Marine he was also caring, kind and considerate to those he truly loved. We are extremely proud of our son Chris and what he achieved in his short but exceptional life; we will preserve his memory forever."
Chris's older brother Russ said:
"Chris was an outstanding bloke and Royal Marine who absolutely loved his job, his mates and his wife.
"Although this is the worst possible news for all of our family, I know that Chris would want his mates still serving out there to keep their minds
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focused on the job, come back safe and have a massive drink of port in his honour. His humour, generosity and kindness will be dearly missed by everyone, especially me.
"All of my memories are of him and the massive grin on his face, and I know that is how he would want to be remembered. RIP mate, I will never forget you. x"
This is an online memorial to honour the memory of Chris Harrison who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. May he rest in peace.
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Chris Harrison

This is a tribute to Corporal Christopher Lewis Harrison. Chris Harrison of Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 9 May 2010.
During a deliberate operation, Bravo Company was conducting a patrol alongside the Afghan National Army in order to help provide security for the local population of Sangin.
At approximately 0620 hours local time on 9 May 2010, south of Patrol Base Shuga, Corporal Harrison was fatally wounded in an explosion.
Corporal Christopher Lewis Harrison was 26 years old and was born in Watford. He lived in Taunton with his wife Rebecca. He entered Royal Marines Recruit Training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on 13 March...

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