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is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence can
confirm the death of Major Stephen Alexis Ballard. He
died of natural causes on 30 March.
family have issued the following statement:
joined the Royal Marines in 1994 and was promoted
to the rank of Major in 2001. He was passionate about
his life in the Royal Marines and proud to be a marine.
of four sons, he loved his family. Stephen and Lucy
had been married for 18 months and were thrilled at
the prospect of the arrival of their first child later
family, colleagues and wide circle of friends are
devastated by his death which leaves a great void."
family has requested that their privacy be respected
at this distressing time.
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