Hospital ward for solider

A new hospital ward has been named after a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.

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Hospital ward named after soldier

Corporal Jake Hartley was just 20 when he died Credit: Ministry of Defence

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.

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