The Ministry of Defence has announced the death of Private Gregg Thomas Stone from the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, less than a month after arriving in the country. He was part of an operation to capture a group of insurgents who had abducted a member of the Afghan police when the unit came under fire and he was fatally wounded.
Private Stone was born on 9 October 1991 in Hull and attended Hornsea Secondary School. He joined the Army in 2009 and became a member of the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in April 2010, after completing training at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick.
He leaves behind his wife, Samantha, mother Angela, father Robert, brothers Kallum, Jamie and Graeme, and sisters Rosie and Jennie.