A full military funeral is to be held for a soldier from West Yorkshire who was killed in Afghanistan last month.
18 year old Private Thomas Wroe from Meltham near Huddersfield was shot dead by a rogue Afghan policeman in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand Province on September 15th.
His funeral is to be held at St Bartholomew's church in Meltham at lunchtime.
Private Wroe was born in Huddersfield in 1994. He joined the Army in 2010 and attended the Army Foundation College at Harrogate. He completed his training in 2011 and joined 3 YORKS. He was assigned to 3 Platoon, Alma Company as a Rifleman and completed demanding pre-deployment training, including qualifying as a Team Medic. Private Wroe spent several weeks working and training with the Battalion Rear Operations Group in the United Kingdom until he turned 18 years, deploying to join the rest of his Company on Operation HERRICK 16 on 1 July 2012.
When he died, his family paid tribute to him, saying: