Corporal John Rigby, a young British soldier who was killed in June this year after being injured in a roadside bomb in Iraq, has had his name added his home town’s war memorial.
Cpl. Rigby died on his 24th birthday with his twin brother Will, a corporal in the same battalion, by his side.
The memorial cross in Rye, East Sussex, already bears the names of 190 local people who gave their lives for their country in the First and Second World Wars and one name from the Gulf War, Fusilier Stephen Satchell who was killed in February 1991 at the age of 18.
Fus. Satchell is already commemorated on the new Armed Forces memorial in Stafforshire and Cpl. Rigby’s name will be added in time.