Posthumous Victoria Cross soldier to be confirmed on Honours and Awards list

Lance Corporal James Ashworth

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.

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Northamptonshire soldier's Victoria Cross

A soldier from Northamptonshire who died as he protected the lives of his comrades in Afghanistan is to be awarded the Victoria Cross