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Marine David Fairbrother killed in Afghanistan

September 21, 2011

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Marine David Fairbrother, of Kilo Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in Afghanistan on 19 September 2011.

Marine David Fairbrother. Picture: via MOD

Marine David Fairbrother. Picture: via MOD

Early on the morning of 19 September 2011, Marine Fairbrother deployed as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj in support of an Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol into the village of Old Khorgajat.

Just under two hours into the patrol they were engaged with small arms fire from close range and Marine Fairbrother was fatally wounded. Despite the best efforts of his colleagues to administer first aid, Marine Fairbrother died of his wounds.

Continues at: mod.uk – Marine David Fairbrother killed in Afghanistan

8 Comments leave one →
  1. karen permalink
    September 21, 2011 00:30

    Rest In Peace Marine I will bring you home with my Rifleman, l/cpl Jonathan Mckinlay, On Thursday, ‘swiftly and boldly’ and place you both with fellow marines and riflemen at wooton bassett for you to rest peacefully and not be forgotton………..

  2. September 21, 2011 00:59

    Rest in peace brave soldier! You will not be forgotten!

  3. September 21, 2011 01:21

    I never met this young man, I am sure that if I had, my life would have been enriched by that contact, I would have laughed at his anecdotes, shared a story or two about serving in the Armed forces. My heart goes out to his family and his comrades, his loss is great, but, you knew him, he was part of your lives and his memory is in your keeping. God bless you all.

  4. Mike Tinnion permalink
    September 21, 2011 01:31

    God speed my brother the world owes you a debt that cannot be repayed

  5. Susan Riddell permalink
    September 21, 2011 01:53

    my heart goes out to his family and friends, R.I.P

  6. Daisydot40 permalink
    September 21, 2011 11:36

    Rest in peace to a true hero. Always in our thoughts and hearts and thinking of your family and friends at this sad time.

  7. Barry Sheridan permalink
    September 21, 2011 16:35

    The loss of Marine David Fairbrother is hugely wasteful. It is a loss borne heaviest by this family and friends, my thoughts are with them as it is daily with all our serving personnel in Afghanistan. RIP

  8. Malcolm Prosser permalink
    September 30, 2011 11:15

    Thinking of your family and friends, you will not grow old as we that are left grow old, but at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember you..R.I.P.

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