Family's tribute to Private Wroe's 'bubbly personality'

Private Thomas James Wroe's family has released this statement following the news that he was shot in Afghanistan on Saturday:

Our son Thomas was a brave young soldier, who is loved by his family, girlfriend and friends.

We can’t believe you have been taken so soon from us. You will always be in our hearts for ever and ever.

You would light up the room with your smile and bubbly personality. Our world will be a duller place without you.

We are so proud of you son, on all you achieved and we are grateful for every special thing you gave us. We will always love you Tom.

– family statement

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Killed British soldiers named

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan on Saturday by a man dressed as a local policeman have been named as Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe of 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment.