Soldier and former Todmorden pupil dies of injuries

Corporal Jack Stanley Credit: Ministry of Defence

Corporal Jack Leslie Stanley of the Queen's Royal Hussars, who was a pupil at Todmorden High School, has died from wounds he received in Afghanistan. The 26 year old was caught in a blast in February while on patrol east of Lashkar Gah and after being evacuated to Camp Bastion for treatment he was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He died from his injuries on April 8. He leaves behind his mother, Brenda, his father, Tom, his sister, Rachel, and his girlfriend, Sarah.