Headteacher: British soldier was a 'charming individual'

The headteacher of Private Thomas Wroe, who was killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan has described him as a "positive, smiling, charming individual". Mr Chris Sylge said:

Staff were of course devastated to hear the news. Colleaguesremember Tom as an extremely popular young man and a terrific sportsman who waswell loved by staff and students alike.

I have spoken to his tutors who remember him as a positive, smiling, charming individual with a huge circle of friends.

He will be missed and we send our deepest and sincerest condolences to Tom’s family.

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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.