A SERVICE to dedicate a new memorial tablet with the names of two Royal Marines from Burton, killed in Afghanistan will take place on Sunday.

The dedication will take place at 11am at St Luke’s Church in Burton, led by Reverend Malcolm Surman.

The two Marines – Luke Taylor and Neil Dunstan – both lived in the village.
Neil was one of two people who died when their Jackal armoured truck was hit by an explosive device while on patrol in southern Afghanistan in 2008.

Luke, a sergeant in the elite Royal Marines, died after being shot by an Afghan soldier at the main base in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province.

The 33-year-old Burton man was one of two servicemen killed in the shocking attack that day in March 2012.

A bench dedicated to his memory sits on the village green.