Memorial garden is a fitting tribute to soldier Jack Stanley

Undated MoD handout photo of Corporal Jack Stanley from The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish), who has died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, more than two months after being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 9, 2012. See PA story DEFENCE Afghanistan. Photo credit should read: MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire 'NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated MoD handout photo of Corporal Jack Stanley from The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish), who has died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, more than two months after being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 9, 2012. See PA story DEFENCE Afghanistan. Photo credit should read: MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire 'NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Corporal Jack Stanley, who sadly passed away in April as a result of wounds sustained in Afghanistan, has been given a fitting memorial at his old school.

As a part of “Different Day”, selected Todmorden High School students constructed a memorial garden and planted a tree in his honour.

A plaque celebrating his life and his dedication to his regiment will be placed alongside.

Pictures of Jack serving in Afghanistan were mounted alongside the garden, along with a picture of his favourite football team, Bolton Wanderers.

Jack’s mother was present during what was a very moving day.

Year nine student Jessica Arrowsmith, who knew Jack well, said: “Jack would have appreciated these marks of respect.

“Everyone who knew Jack thought a lot about him. We miss him loads.”

Headteacher Helen Plaice said: “The school wanted to have a permanent reminder of this excellent soldier who gave his life for his country.

“We will see his garden every time we enter the main gates.”