It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a Royal Marine from 45 Commando Royal Marines was killed as a result of an explosion in the Kajaki area of Helmand province on Monday 24 November 2008.
He was taking part in a patrol at the time. He received medical treatment at the scene; however, he unfortunately died of his wounds while being taken to the military hospital at Camp Bastion.
Spokesperson for Task Force Helmand Commander Paula Rowe, said:
"The tragic death of this Royal Marine has left everyone in Task Force Helmand immensely saddened. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this dreadful time."
Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.