Bereaved mother's outrage after memorial room at son's former barracks closes

Private Anthony Frampton

The mother of a soldier killed while serving in Afghanistan has spoken of her disgust after it was revealed the memorial room at his former barracks has been closed.

Private Anthony Frampton died four years ago when the vehicle he was travelling in was blown up, killing him and five others in the biggest single loss of life during the conflict.

Memorial room

The families of Yorkshire regiment soldiers had donated items to the room, which has been converted to a training facility. They say they do not know where their loved ones item are being kept.

Margaret Charlesworth, Anthony's mother, said: "We all think it's a heartless decision."

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Huddersfield town centre to pay their respects to Private Anthony Frampton when he was laid to rest in March 2012.

The 20-year-old died on March 6 in Afghanistan when the armoured vehicle he was travelling in, with five other soldiers, was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED).

Credit: MOD

Here's Victoria Whittam's full report.

Watch: Tribute to Private Anthony Frampton