THE FUNERAL OF SGT LUKE TAYLOR RM
THURSDAY 12TH APRIL 2012
Sergeant Luke Taylor, aged 33, joined the Royal Marines in 1997. Over the course of his impressive career, Luke gathered extensive operational experience doing a job that he loved. He readily sought out new challenges and tackled them with enthusiasm and a determination to succeed.
Sergeant Taylor was outstandingly professional. He was a selfless, dedicated and talented Royal Marine who approached everything he did with passion, a keen sense of humour and the desire to excel.
A modest and capable Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, he was liked and respected by everyone he worked with and was always committed to doing everything he could to assist his comrades in arms. His generous and compassionate nature made him a very popular member of the unit.
Although he had arrived in Theatre only four weeks previously, he worked hard to drive the work of his team forward, achieving much in a short time and leaving a legacy that will be hard to match.
Sergeant Taylor came from Bournemouth. He married in 2008 and leaves behind his beloved wife, Nicola, and their young son, Roan. He was a devoted husband and father, and often talked of his family back in the UK. He will be sorely missed by his comrades but this is nothing compared to the loss that his family will feel. Our thoughts are with them.
Sgt Taylors Funeral will be held at Christchurch Priory, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7NJ on Thursday 12th April 2012.
The service will commence at 1200hrs.
RMA members and Standard bearers are welcome to attend. Standard Bearers should be at the church by 1100hrs so that the National Standard Bearer can conduct local rehearsals. All other RMA members wishing to attend should be seated no later than 1150hrs.
The burial will be a private family affair, followed by a wake at the Sgts Mess RM Poole. RMA members are also welcome to attend the wake. Entrance to RM Poole will be via the rear gate from 1400hrs.
The family have requested that there be family flowers only. Donations can be made to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund in cash on the day or via the funeral directors by visiting the following website.