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Match in memory of Royal Marine Oliver Augustin from Dartford killed in Afghanistan
A RUGBY tournament in memory of a Royal Marine from Wilmington who died while on patrol in Afghanistan is taking place in Bexley on Sunday.
Lieutenant Oliver Augustin was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Nad 'Ali district in Helmand province on May 27, 2011.
The 23-year-old former Dartford Grammar School pupil had been leading his patrol to disrupt insurgent activity when he died.
To celebrate his life, Oliver’s friends and family will gather on Sunday at the Dartfordians Rugby Club in Bourne Road, Bexley for the third annual memorial rugby event which has raised more than £6,000 since it started.
Sixteen teams of seven players are set to compete in four groups during the day which will be accompanied by barbecues, a hog roast, a raffle and entertainment.
Oliver’s cousin Jim Williams said: “Ollie had only been deployed at the end of March on what he and I hoped would be his first successful tour of many.
"Unfortunately we never had the opportunity to hear his stories and how his 18 months of tough training had been put to good use serving our country.”
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