AN ILKESTON soldier killed in Afghanistan last year will be added to a national memorial.
L/Sgt Dave Greenhalgh was killed on February 13, 2010, by a roadside bomb in Helmand Province.
The Grenadier Guard was 25 when he died.
His name will be among 112 added to the wall at the National Memorial Arboretum near Burton-in-Trent.
The memorial has the names of 16,000 men and women who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorism since 1948.
It will take a month to engrave the names of soldiers killed in 2010.
A service will be held later in the year for family members where the names of those who died will be read out.
His dad Stephen said: “Dave, like the other 16,000 names, deserves to be there for the sacrifice he made. People are oppressed in Afghanistan and his regiment on their tour made great gains in the name of freedom for the people who live there.
“Of course, we’d rather have him at home than his name carved on a wall, but it’s important that people remember that there are young soldiers all over the world dying to secure people’s freedom.”