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Rugby match held in memory of Dartford royal marine killed in Afghanistan
FORTY-FOUR friends and family of a royal marine who died while on patrol in Afghanistan have held a rugby match in his memory.
Lieutenant Oliver Richard Augustin was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Nad 'Ali district in Helmand province on May 27 last year.
The 23-year-old, who attended Dartford Grammar School in West Hill until 2006, had been leading his patrol to disrupt insurgent activity when he died.
More than £2,500 was raised for The New Life Orphanage in Kenya and the British Legion, through a fundraising rugby match at Oliver's former school.
Oliver's cousin Jim Williams said: "The game and day as a whole could be summed up as a fitting tribute to a truly remarkably young man who is missed so much by so many.
"Not a day goes past when we don’t think of him and we just hope he is looking down on us all, proud of what we are doing in his memory"