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13-March-2016
13-March-2016
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A plaque commemorates Lance Corporal Jason Marks who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008. 

Lance Corporal Jason Marks enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on the 2 March 1999.  After initial training, he was posted to the 4th Field Regiment as a Gunner until 2003, whereupon he transferred to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps as a Medical Assistant. 

In 2005, he undertook Special Forces Entry and Commando Selection, after which he transferred to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and posted to the 4th Battalion (Commando), The Royal Australian Regiment. Jason saw operational service in East Timor and Afghanistan, where he was deployed to both theatres on more than one occasion. 

Jason was awarded the Unit Citation for Gallantry for the outstanding achievements of his unit during their deployment to Afghanistan as part of the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in 2006.

Whilst deployed in Afghanistan as part of the SOTG in 2008, Jason was killed in action during a gun-battle with Taliban extremists. 

Location

Address:Crinum Street, Memorial Park , Capella, 4723
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.084808
Long: 148.023292
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:27-April-2008
Actual Event End Date:27-April-2008

Dedication

Front Inscription
         LANCE CORPORAL JASON MARKS
                    SERVICE NO, 8240607
4 BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIA REGIMENT (COMMANDO)
                    KILLED 27th APRIL 2008 
                         AFGHANISTAN
Source: MA
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