DEATH – BUT NO GLORY

TRAGIC DEATH: L/Cpl Andrew Harvey.
TRAGIC DEATH: L/Cpl Andrew Harvey.

Times EXCLUSIVE

A BITTER row has blown up over a war memorial to a young soldier – who shot himself in the head in Northern Ireland, aged just 22.

L/Cpl Andrew Harvey’s parents Paul and Annetta will today proudly watch as a plaque to the Mexborough-born squaddie, and three other servicemen, is unveiled at Rawmarsh.

His parents say he was loved by all.

But L/Cpl Harvey’s widow spoke out to say he should NOT be remembered.

She told how he put a bullet in his head in Omagh Barracks... as she watched. And she claimed that, but for an Army colleague being present he would have killed HER too.

Rotherham Council has organised the ceremony for the four – who died since World War II, and who also include Afghan bomb blast victim James Leverett and Regent’s Park IRA bombing victim, bandsman Keith John Powell.

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