Matthew Raymond LOCKE MG


LOCKE, Matthew Raymond

Service Number: 8229246
Enlisted: 11 June 1991, Singleton, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)
Born: Bellingen, New South Wales , 16 March 1974
Home Town: Bellingen, Bellingen, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in action, Uruzgan Province, 25 October 2007, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Memorials: "The Rock", SASR Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Yungaburra Afghanistan Avenue of Honour
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Non Warlike Service

11 Jun 1991: Enlisted Australian Army, Private, Singleton, New South Wales

Afghanistan Service

7 Oct 2001: Involvement Sergeant, SN 8229246, Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)

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Awarded the Medal for Gallentry on 02 Dec 2006;

"For gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances as the second-in-command of a Special Air Service Regiment patrol in the Special Forces Task Group whilst deployed on Operation Slipper, Afghanistan, in 2006."