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Michael Taylor

"Mike"

Michael Taylor

(Passed – 2010)

  • Rest easy soldier, your duty has been done. We are all so grateful for your bravery and courage. You died a hero and will be remembered.
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Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor
(Passed – 2010)

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Michael Taylor

(Passed – 2010)
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About Michael
This is an online memorial in memory of Michael Taylor. Lance Corporal Michael Taylor from Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 22 June 2010.
Lance Corporal Michael Taylor was killed during an exchange of fire with insurgent forces in the Sangin district of Helmand province. He was manning one of the sangars in the patrol base when the incident occurred.
Lance Corporal Michael Taylor was 30 years old and lived in Rhyl with his partner Sonia and their three children; Ethan, Wesley and Charlton. A former British Army soldier, he joined the Royal Marines on the 26 April 2004. After passing for duty as a Royal
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Marines Commando he joined 45 Commando, based in Arbroath, Scotland.
During his first draft he took the opportunity to serve with Naval Party Iraq as part of the Operation TELIC Force Protection Team before returning to 45 Commando in January 2007.
A second draft saw him remain in Scotland while he served with Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines until January 2009. On completion of this draft he specialised within the Anti-Tank Branch qualifying as a Heavy Weapons (Class 3) Marine. Returning to 45 Commando he subsequently deployed on Operation HERRICK 9 serving in Kajaki with Victor Company.
From 45 Commando he joined Charlie Company 40 Commando Royal Marines in November 2009, and immediately began
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Mission Specific Training for Operation HERRICK 12. Quickly promoting to Lance Corporal he deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan in March 2010, where he was based. Charlie Company has been responsible for the security around the Sangin area and has conducted dozens of patrols in support of the local nationals.
Having completed numerous joint clearance operations with Afghan National Security Forces and uncovered many Improvised Explosive Devices, the area has increased freedom of movement and security so that the local population are able to go about their normal daily business.
During the early afternoon of Tuesday 22 June 2010, his patrol base was engaged by accurate small arms fire. At the time Lance Corporal
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Taylor was providing protection to the camp in one of the security sangars and was fatally wounded in the incident.
Partner Sonia Fleming said:
"Michael you were my soul mate, you were the best loving partner and Dad anyone could have asked for. You lived to be a hero and died a hero. We are all extremely proud of you and always will be. Your legacy will live on through your three wonderful boys who will inspire to be just like you."
Son Ethan Taylor (13) said:
"He was a great Dad and he did everything for us. He was always active and took us to football games, he was one in a million and I love him. Rest in Peace Dad I will be thinking of you all the time, missing you already."
Son
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Wesley Taylor (11) said:
"He was the best Dad I could have ever wished for and I can never replace him. He did our family proud and deserved everything he achieved in his life."
Parents John And Jackie Taylor said:
"We have lost a brave, one of a kind son. Unselfish, kind and totally devoted to his family and children we are lost for words to describe the hurt and pain that we are all feeling right now."
Grandparents Margaret and Paul Wright said:
"We are devastated. They have broken the mould now this smashing, generous and loving young man is no longer with us."
Brother John Taylor (26) said:
"I have lost the best brother and best friend a bloke could ever ask
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for. I will never forget him."
Sister Leanne Taylor said:
"My big brother was the greatest, he was always there for everyone, no one can ever take his place."
This is a tribute to Michael Taylor who died bravely doing his duty. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 23rd Jun 2010
Cpl Taylor
wrote:
R.I.P LCpl Michael Taylor from 40 Commando Royal Marines...may you be blessed by the angels, in the knowing that you died fighting for your country. Another wounded soldier lost in the bloody battles, you should have been home with your family, instead you were doing your daily job, where you life was sadly taken.
R.I.P LCpl Michael Taylor - Never forgotten and always in our hearts.
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Rest easy soldier, your duty has been done. We are all so grateful for your bravery and courage. You died a hero and will be remembered.
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Michael Taylor

This is an online memorial in memory of Michael Taylor. Lance Corporal Michael Taylor from Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 22 June 2010.
Lance Corporal Michael Taylor was killed during an exchange of fire with insurgent forces in the Sangin district of Helmand province. He was manning one of the sangars in the patrol base when the incident occurred.
Lance Corporal Michael Taylor was 30 years old and lived in Rhyl with his partner Sonia and their three children; Ethan, Wesley and Charlton. A former British Army soldier, he joined the Royal Marines on the 26 April 2004. After passing for duty as a Royal...

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