Matthew Raymond Locke

Soldier, Military Person

1974 – 2007

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Who was Matthew Raymond Locke?

Matthew Locke MG, 33, was an Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) Sergeant. On 25 October 2007, Locke, who was serving a second tour of duty in Afghanistan, was engaged in a firefight with members of the Taliban militia, when he was injured in the chest by small arms fire. Other soldiers in his unit provided first-aid care prior to and during evacuation to a medical facility, where he died a short time later. Gurkha Lance Corporal Agnish Thapa, serving in the 1st Royal Gurkha Rifles, British Army was awarded the Military Cross for running 100m through enemy fire machine gun and RPG fire and extracted Locke by physically dragging him back to cover. Like David Pearce, Sergeant Locke was killed while serving in Orūzgān Province, Afghanistan. During his first tour of duty, Locke had been awarded the Medal for Gallantry.[18][9][19]

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Born
Mar 16, 1974
Bellingen
Also known as
  • Matthew Locke
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Died
Oct 25, 2007
Urozgan Province

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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