Marine Nigel Dean Mead, serving with 42 Commando Royal Marines was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 15th May 2011.
Marine Mead was conducting a search operation for hidden explosives when a bomb was detonated. He died from his injuries.
Marine Nigel Dean Mead was born on 9th October 1991. He lived with his mother, Amanda, and sister in Carmarthen. He studied at Queen Elizabeth High School in Carmarthen until he joined the Royal Marines.
He joined the Royal Marines on 27th October 2008, aged 17. It was Marine Mead's first employment after leaving school, and he enjoyed the demanding rigour of the Royal Marines.
He passed fit for duty as a Royal Marines Commando on 3rd July 2009, as an original member of 977 Troop. He was the youngest Marine to pass out from his Troop.