11 years ago today, the people of Bromyard and Leominster, family, friends and comrades said goodbye to the youngest hero to be killed in the Afghanistan conflict.

Here’s a message from Williams mum:

“Known to many as Rifleman William Henry Aldridge, but to those who knew him personally, as a true and trusted friend, my handsome son and loving brother to George & Archie. Not one day passes that we don’t think of him and miss him. Forever in our hearts until we meet again. ❤️“