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Tributes paid to soldier who died in collision on A417

Joshua Gilbert-Bufton's family says he "will be greatly missed". Credit: Gloucestershire Police

The family and regiment of a 20-year-old man who died in a collision in Gloucestershire last week have paid tribute to him.

Joshua Gilbert-Bufton died when the VW Golf he was driving was in a collision with a lorry on the A417 on Crickley Hill in the early hours of Wednesday 16th May.

His family says he "will be greatly missed".

"He was proud to be serving his country. Joshua's dad would like to thank the British Army so much for everything they have done for him, and their continuing support."

Joshua's commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Nick Morton has described him as "a keen, diligent and eminently likeable soldier".

"Whether in the heat of Kenya or the cold of Germany he would always be found with a big smile on his face.

"A young soldier, he had a bright future ahead of him. He will be sorely missed by all members of his Battery and the wider Regimental family.”