Family pay tribute to 'our hero' Captain James Townley

James was a wonderful, loving and caring son and brother. He was devoted to his girlfriend Helen.

He was our guardian angel and our hero. We were so proud of him. He touched every part of our lives and his loss has left a huge chasm that we can never fill.

James will never be forgotten and always in our hearts and thoughts.

– Captain James Townley's family

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Dead UK soldier named

A soldier who died from wounds sustained in a shooting incident in Afghanistan on Friday has been named as Captain James Anthony Townley, from the Corps of Royal Engineers, by the Ministry of Defence