L/Cpl Ashworth died on 13 June 2012 in Afghanistan.
The citation for his VC said: "Despite the ferocity of the insurgent's resistance, Ashworth refused to be beaten."
"His total disregard for his own safety in ensuring that the last grenade was posted accurately was the gallant last action of a soldier who had willingly placed himself in the line of fire on numerous occasions earlier in the attack.
"This supremely courageous and inspiring action deserves the highest recognition."
A little different here as there is no traditional ‘War Memorial’ here, but the whole square is the Memorial.
To claim this cache please: -
- Message me with what is written on the back of the sign that shows the name of the square that is seen when standing at GZ with your back to a local fast food restaurant.
- Post a Photo of the Square (Please do not show the back of the sign) to your 'Found' log.
- You may log a find before I reply to you on your answer to a.
More information can be found via the below links and others links that can be found online.
BBC News 15 June 2012.
Soldier 'died protecting colleagues' - BBC News
BBC News 29 June 2013
James Ashworth: Corby square named after fallen VC soldier - BBC News
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