Family thanks fallen soldier's comrades

York Press: Family thanks fallen soldier's comrades

9:50am Saturday 18th February 2012

THE grieving family of a York soldier have thanked the heroic comrades who battled to save him, and say his inquest has finally brought “closure”.

Parents of Ashley Smith ‘want troops home’

York Press: Trooper Ashley Smith

10:09am Wednesday 10th November 2010

THE wishes of the family of fallen York hero Ashley David Smith have been debated in the House of Commons.

Bench and plaque unveiled in memory of soldier Ashley Smith

York Press: York Central MP Hugh Bayley, left, with family and friends of Trooper Ashley David Smith at the unveiling of a memorial bench in West Bank Park, York

8:49am Tuesday 9th November 2010

A MEMORIAL has been unveiled in a York park to a young soldier from the city who died earlier this year while serving in Afghanistan.

Memorial unveiled in memory of York soldier Ashley Smith

York Press: The memorial to York soldier Ashley Smith is unveiled in West Bank Park/

8:57am Monday 8th November 2010

Updated: A MEMORIAL has been unveiled in a York park to a young soldier from the city who lost his life earlier this year while serving in Afghanistan.

Crowds line streets by Minster to pay their respects to fallen trooper Ashley Smith

York Press: Sandra Smith, mother of Trooper Ashley David Smith, at her son’s funeral

9:20am Friday 16th July 2010

Updated: THE eldest sister of York soldier Ashley David Smith paid an emotional tribute as hundreds of mourners gathered in York Minster to say their final farewell to him.

Funeral of fallen soldier Ashley Smith

9:35am Thursday 15th July 2010

THE funeral of heroic York soldier Ashley David Smith will be held this afternoon at the Minster.

York war hero's family honoured

York Press: David and Sandra Smith, parents of Trooper Smith, his girlfriend Sarah Helstrip, and the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Lord Crathorne, after the presentation of the medal

10:45am Saturday 3rd July 2010

THE HEARTBROKEN family of an heroic York soldier who lost his life in the line of duty have been presented with medals honouring his memory.

Medal may bring solace for family

10:04am Saturday 3rd July 2010

WE spoke to Ashley David Smith a few days before he left for Afghanistan. Three weeks later, he was dead; another life lost to a cause which many question.

York war hero Ashley Smith honoured

York Press: Releatives and friends of York war hero Ashley David Smith, 21, wept and comforted each other as his body was brought back to the UK

10:03am Friday 25th June 2010

FAMILY and friends of York soldier Ashley David Smith joined hundreds of people lining the streets of Wootton Bassett yesterday.

Body of heroic soldier flown back to the UK

York Press: Ashley Smith

8:40am Wednesday 23rd June 2010

THE body of heroic York soldier Ashley David Smith was due to flown back to Britain tomorrow, as tributes continued to pour in.

Former teachers pay tribute to York war hero

9:50am Tuesday 22nd June 2010

Updated: FORMER teachers have paid handsome tributes to York soldier Ashley David Smith, following his death in Afghanistan.

‘Ash will never be forgotten’

York Press: WINNERS: Troopers Ash Smith, and James Dalby, 19, from Heworth, of the Royal Dragoon Guards, pictured with the Pearn Trophy, awarded for best troop in D Squadron

11:29am Monday 21st June 2010

FRIENDS and officers have paid tribute to an outstanding soldier who “will never be forgotten.”

Ashley spoke of dangers only weeks ago

York Press: This photograph taken only a few weeks ago shows Ash Smith, second left, with friends and fellow soldiers Tom Harding, 19, of Clifton, Corporal Dave Swift, 25, of Selby, Troopers Shaun Craine, 18, of Acomb, and James Dalby, 19, of Heworth

11:26am Monday 21st June 2010

ONLY weeks before he died, Ashley David Smith told The Press he expected Afghanistan’s Taliban fighters to be “more aggressive” towards UK forces.

Lord Mayor: Our thoughts are with war hero's family

York Press: Sue Galloway: Higher standards

8:20pm Sunday 20th June 2010

The Lord Mayor of York has paid tribute to York war hero Ashley David Smith, and says she prays for an end to the conflict in Afghanistan.

600 people pay their respects on Facebook

11:23am Monday 21st June 2010

MORE than 600 people have joined a Facebook page dedicated to the memory of Ashley David Smith and it has been inundated with emotional tributes.

Book of condolence for Ashley Smith

York Press: Trooper Ashley David Smith

11:36am Monday 21st June 2010

This page is dedicated to personal tributes to Ashley and we ask that you respect his memory, family and friends at all times.

Violence soars by 94%

11:23am Monday 21st June 2010

ASHLEY David Smith’s death in a Helmand province explosion came as the United Nations revealed violence in Afghanistan had soared in the first four months of this year.

Tributes paid to York war hero

York Press: Trooper Ashley David Smith with his mother Sandra

7:06pm Sunday 20th June 2010

Tributes have been pouring in following the death of York soldier Ashley David Smith in Afghanistan.

York soldier killed in Afghanistan

York Press: Trooper Ashley Smith, from York, who has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan

7:33pm Saturday 19th June 2010

A 21-YEAR-OLD soldier from York has become the latest victim of the war in Afghanistan after he was killed in an explosion.

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