The Ministry of Defence is today expected to confirm a Northamptonshire soldier will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.
Lance Corporal James Ashworth from Corby was 23 when he was killed on patrol with the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards in Helmand Province, Afganistan, last June. He was protecting his comrades from a grenade blast when he died.
The family of a soldier from Northamptonshire who has been awarded the Victoria Cross have been speaking about his bravery.
A soldier from Northamptonshire who died in Afghanistan while protecting the lives of his comrades is to be awarded the Victoria Cross.