Jake's mother, Natalie Taylor, declared the ward open, supported by friends of Jake's from the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.
The mother of Corporal Jake Hartley - one of five Yorkshire soldiers killed last March when an IOD blew up their Warrior armoured vehicle - has today officially opened a new hospital ward named after her son.
Several of Corporal Hartley's comrades who served with him in Afghanistan were there for the ceremony at Dewsbury's New Priory Hospital. Earlier, Natalie Taylor planted a tree at the Earlsheaton Technology College in Dewsbury - where Jake was a pupil.
Corporal Jake Hartley has been hailed as an inspiring young man who was "all young soldiers should aspire to be". Cpl Hartley, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, would have been 21 tomorrow. He was known as JJ. Cpl Hartley joined 3 Yorks in December 2008.