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Lance Corporal Kyle Marshall killed in Afghanistan.

February 16, 2011

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lance Corporal Kyle Cleet Marshall, from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan on Monday 14 February 2011.

Lance Corporal Kyle Marshall, 2 PARA (Photo: via MOD)

Lance Corporal Marshall was deployed on an operation to reassure and improve security for the population in an area in the south of the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province when he was fatally wounded by an improvised explosive device.

Lance Corporal Marshall deployed to Afghanistan on 17 October 2010 with B Company, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. He was based in Patrol Base 4 in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province. On 14 February 2011 he deployed as part of a platoon to a rural area near the village of Padaka.

His mission was to dominate the ground near a recently occupied checkpoint to deter insurgent forces from attacking ISAF and Afghan National Army bases and the local population. At 1130hrs Lance Corporal Marshall was fatally wounded by an improvised explosive device while extracting from a compound following an engagement with insurgents.

Lance Corporal Kyle Marshall

Lance Corporal Marshall was born on 30 October 1987. He attended the Churchill Community College, Newcastle. His hometown was Newcastle, although he lived in Colchester. He completed his basic training in August 2007 and was posted to the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. He initially served in D Company, completing Op HERRICK 8 as a Private soldier. He rapidly established his leadership credentials and was promoted to Lance Corporal in January 2010 and assigned to B Company.

Lance Corporal Marshall was an outstanding soldier and non-commissioned officer. He was a leading figure in B Company during the training for Afghanistan. A popular and cheerful soldier, he was a natural leader who enthused all of those amongst whom he worked. He was a keen footballer, passionate Newcastle United supporter, and had played to county level in his youth.

He leaves behind his father Garry, his mother Olywn and his fiancée, Hayley, whom he was due to marry after the tour.

The family of Lance Corporal Kyle Marshall have made the following statement:

“Kyle was a very lively, outgoing, loving and much-loved son. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. He was due to be married in July to his fiancée, Hayley. We take comfort in the fact that he is now with his granddad who died some years ago.”

To read the full Eulogy click here

14 Comments leave one →
  1. ukcowgirl permalink
    February 16, 2011 16:11

    R.I.P., Brave hero. you were so loved and respected by your brothers in arms. my deepest sympathy to your family and Hayley. we will never forget. keep the faith. xo

  2. Smith permalink
    February 16, 2011 16:13

    Rest in peace, Kyle.
    Thank you

  3. nathan edwardson permalink
    February 16, 2011 16:26

    Sending you all love and support. Stay strong.

  4. sue permalink
    February 16, 2011 17:04

    my heart goes out to all the brave soldiers and there family’s ……….may god be with you in your times of trouble !! it saddens me to think of another young life losted…….may he rest in peace…..xx

  5. lindsay permalink
    February 16, 2011 17:35

    R.I.P Kyle, your country honour you. Thank you for having the courage to stand up and be counted for the sake of others. sleep sweetly.x

  6. neil permalink
    February 16, 2011 17:46

    Rest in peace Kyle.we all should never forget.Brave be to all their family’s.Thay will always be the best off the best.

  7. Gary permalink
    February 16, 2011 18:53

    Kyle was a true hero and will be missed by us all.

  8. Rab Fisher permalink
    February 16, 2011 19:39

    R.I.P Brave Soldier, HERO, Faugh-A-Ballagh

  9. February 16, 2011 19:49

    R.I.P our Brave Hero ! Heartfelt sympathy to your family, friends and comrades.

  10. Daisydot40 permalink
    February 16, 2011 22:18

    Rest in peace Kyle you were a brave soldier who put others 1st. We as a nation are very proud of you. My thoughts go to your family and friends at this sad time xx

  11. sue bate permalink
    February 16, 2011 22:47

    RIP yet another young life lost our thoughts and prayers go the family of this young serviceman

  12. February 17, 2011 08:43

    My heart goes out to his family and friends . he will be missed by all . RIP

  13. Jenna permalink
    February 18, 2011 18:46

    R.I.P Kyle you was a true hero and we will never forget you.xx

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