Street named after fallen soldier

A fallen soldier from Wigan will have a road named in his honour today. Kingsman Jamie Hancock died in Iraq in 2006, aged just 19.

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Street in Wigan named after fallen soldier

Kingsman Jamie Hancock Credit: Ministry of Defence

A fallen soldier from Wigan will have a road named in his honour today.

Kingsman Jamie Hancock died in Iraq in 2006, aged just 19.

"Hancock Close" will carry a memorial stone, describing him as a "lion of England".

Jamie's brother, Sergeant Joe Hancock, said: "The opening of Hancock Close symbolises support and recognition to our brave service men and women, who dedicate their lives in support of our great nation and way of life."