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Steven Birdsall

"Birdy"

Steven Birdsall

(1989 – 2010)

  • Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.
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Steven Birdsall

Steven Birdsall
(1989 – 2010)

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Steven Birdsall

(1989 – 2010)
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About Steven
This is a tribute to Marine Steven James Birdsall. Steven Birdsall from Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on 14 June 2010, as a result of a gunshot wound he suffered in Afghanistan.
During the late afternoon of Sunday 13 June 2010, Bravo Company was providing security to Royal Engineers who were reinforcing the defences at one of the UK Check Points in Sangin.
During this time Steven Birdsall received a gunshot wound and was immediately evacuated to Camp Bastion's Role 3 Hospital where his condition was listed as critical.
On 14 June 2010, he was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where tragically Steven Birdsall died of his wounds.
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About Steven
/>Steven Birdsall was born on the 6 October 1989. He lived in Warrington with his parents and younger sister, Melissa. In December 2007 he joined the Royal Marines, aged 18, passing for duty as a Royal Marines Commando on the 7 November 2008.
On completion of training he attended the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield where he gained his full range of driving licences, including his HGV driver qualification. He joined 40 Commando Royal Marines in January 2009.
Shortly after, he deployed with Delta Company on Exercise TAURUS; a large scale amphibious deployment, taking him through the Mediterranean to the Far East and culminating in a jungle warfare package in Brunei.
In September 2009 he moved
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About Steven
to Bravo Company and conducted six months of Mission Specific Training for this operational tour with 40 Commando to Afghanistan. He deployed to Helmand in April 2010 and was based at Patrol Base EZERAY, in northern Sangin.
Bravo Company has conducted numerous joint operations with the Afghan National Security Forces aimed at bettering the lives of ordinary Afghans by improving security and increasing their freedom of movement.
Steven's family have made the following statement:
"There are no words that could ever express the heartache of losing our beautiful son, Steven, who was always so selfless, brave and fearless. Loving brother to Melissa, grandson to Grandma, Granny and Granddad and a much
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loved nephew and cousin.
"Steven had so many friends back home in Warrington and in 40 Commando Royal Marines, and we are forever thankful to the lads who were with him when he needed them most. See you later mate, we are so very proud of you, love Mum and Dad."
This is an online memorial dedicated to the memory of Steven Birdsall. He gave his life for his country and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Jun 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
Just heard about another hero passing away and just wanted to say that I am so grateful for all our armed forces men and women. Without brave people like you we would all live under a veil fo fear. Thank you x
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Jun 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
"For a soldier's honour doesn't end with their death...
Honour becomes their eternal legacy
An inheritance left to this earth and mankind
Of the blessings of freedom and peace"
Rest in peace
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Steven Birdsall

This is a tribute to Marine Steven James Birdsall. Steven Birdsall from Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on 14 June 2010, as a result of a gunshot wound he suffered in Afghanistan.
During the late afternoon of Sunday 13 June 2010, Bravo Company was providing security to Royal Engineers who were reinforcing the defences at one of the UK Check Points in Sangin.
During this time Steven Birdsall received a gunshot wound and was immediately evacuated to Camp Bastion's Role 3 Hospital where his condition was listed as critical.
On 14 June 2010, he was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where tragically Steven Birdsall died of his wounds.

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