A teacher has paid tribute to Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas, 26 from Brecon.
Nick Dinsdale taught the serviceman at Lady Hawkins School in Hereford and described the soldier as an exceptional student.
"He was academic, sporting and exceptional in every way. He was head boy and a great ambassador for the school".
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