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Tributes paid to Neath soldier

Kent Police have confirmed a body found in the river off Rochester Pier is that of Neath soldier Josh Thomas. The 18-year-old was stationed at barracks nearby.

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Neath soldier's regiment 'devastated' at loss

An Army spokesman says comrades from 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment are 'devastated' by the death of Neath soldier, Sapper Josh Thomas.

The 18-year-old's body was pulled from the River Medway off Rochester Pier in Kent at around midday yesterday.

His next of kin have been informed and specially-trained officers from the Army and police are supporting his family at this very difficult time.

The Regiment is devastated at the loss of this bright young soldier, and the thoughts of everyone at Chatham Station go out to his family and friends.

– Army spokesperson

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