26-year-old British Army Corporal Jack Leslie Stanley, of the Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish), died in hospital in Birmingham on 8th April 2012 from wounds he received in Afghanistan when he was caught in a bomb blast while on patrol in Lashkar Gah in February.
Corporal Stanley joined the Army in January 2003 and on completion of basic training joined The Queen's Royal Hussars in December 2003. He deployed to Iraq in 2006. On his return from Iraq he was put into Reconnaissance Troop, where he excelled. Such was his talent for soldiering, he remained in Reconnaissance Troop, including a second deployment to Iraq. He deployed to Afghanistan in October last year.
Lieutenant Colonel Ian Mortimer, Commanding Officer, The Queen's Royal Hussars Battle Group said: "Corporal Jack 'Stan' Stanley joined The Queen's Royal Hussars in December 2003. Right from the beginning he made a huge impression. Such was his ability and flair for soldiering he was quickly singled out to join the Regiment's Reconnaissance Troop where he excelled. He was gravely injured on operations here in Afghanistan and has tragically succumbed to his wounds. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult and tragic time. We will remember him."
Lieutenant Fergus Macdiarmid, 1 Platoon Commander, C (Coriano) Company, said: "Corporal Jack Stanley was a true character within the platoon and a pleasure both to serve with and command. He set the bar high and was an example to all, idolised by younger members of the platoon and respected by those he served alongside."
He leaves behind his mother, Brenda, his father, Tom, his sister Rachael, and his girlfriend Sarah.