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Matthew Harrison

"Matt"

Matthew Harrison

(1986 – 2010)

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Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison
(1986 – 2010)

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Matthew Harrison

(1986 – 2010)
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About Matthew
This is an online tribute for Marine Matthew Harrison. Marine Matthew Harrison from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 13 July 2010.
During the early evening of Tuesday 13 July 2010, Marine Harrison's unit, Charlie Company, was conducting a joint reassurance patrol with the local Afghan National Army, south of Patrol Base Seylab Doo. This patrol came under small arms fire. Marine Harrison was mortally wounded in the attack.
Marine Matthew Harrison was born on 14 July 1986. He had three brothers, David, Steven and James, and lived in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
He joined the Royal Marines on 16 February 2009, aged
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22. Impressing from the outset, Matt Harrison was awarded a diamond in recognition of being one of the top recruits.
Passing for duty as a Royal Marines Commando on 30 October 2009, he was awarded the King's Badge. The King's Badge is awarded to the best all-round recruit of the most senior Recruit Troop in training, only if he is worthy of the award.
On completion of training he joined 40 Commando Royal Marines (40 Cdo RM), based at Norton Fitzwarren, near Taunton. Joining Charlie Company in November 2009, Mne Harrison immediately conducted Mission Specific Training for Operation HERRICK 12. In April 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan and was based at Forward Operating Base Sabit Qadam.
Matthew's
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parents, Brian and Janette Harrison have made the following statement:
"Matthew was a quiet, warm-hearted guy, absolutely dependable. He was boundless in energy, someone who couldn't do anything in just half measures. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed."
"Matt was unique, full of character and full of life, always up for a challenge. He was passionate about being a Marine and serving out on the front line. He died doing what he said he ‘needed to do'. Behind the marine, Matt had a sensitive soft heart; a precious, loveable son. Life is precious; only God knows how precious Matt was."
Matthew's elder brother David has made the following statement on behalf of his brothers:
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/> "My younger brother Matthew was an understated genius who could achieve anything he set his mind to. He will always be remembered for the passion and commitment shown while serving on the front line with 40 Commando.
"Matt's short and action-packed life, depicted in true Harrison spirit, will be an enduring source of inspiration for those who were privileged enough to know him. He meant the world to me as a brother and will be sadly missed."
This memorial is dedicated to the courage and bravery of Royal Marine Matthew Harrison. He died a hero doing his duty and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
L J
wrote:
I went to school with Matt. I wish I could be at the service today, but unfortunately I currently live in Devon. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones today and I am sure the turnout will be overwhelming. He was a lovely guy and I really hope today is a beautiful service. xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 15th Jul 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
I didn't know you but I just wanted to pass on my sympathies to all your family and friends. I cannot imagine what they are going through right now. I hope they know that we, as a nation, are so very proud of our armed forces and when this terrible war is over they will be honoured as they deserve to be. x
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Matthew Harrison

This is an online tribute for Marine Matthew Harrison. Marine Matthew Harrison from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 13 July 2010.
During the early evening of Tuesday 13 July 2010, Marine Harrison's unit, Charlie Company, was conducting a joint reassurance patrol with the local Afghan National Army, south of Patrol Base Seylab Doo. This patrol came under small arms fire. Marine Harrison was mortally wounded in the attack.
Marine Matthew Harrison was born on 14 July 1986. He had three brothers, David, Steven and James, and lived in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
He joined the Royal Marines on 16 February 2009, aged...

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