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26 September 2012

In memory of fallen soldier and Town fan Pv Thomas Wroe

Huddersfield Town will observe a minute’s silence ahead of the Watford game in memory of fallen solider and Town fan Private Thomas Wroe.

Pv Wroe died alongside Sergeant Gareth Thursby earlier this month in the Helmand province of Afghanistan when a rogue Afghan Local Policeman fatally wounded the pair. 

The Ministry of Defence wrote: “Both men served proudly and in the highest traditions of The Yorkshire Regiment. They will never be forgotten.”

Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle told said:

“As much as we’re all enjoying the football right now, a tragic piece of news on the day of our victory over Derby County put everything into perspective. Before the Watford kick-off we will observe a minute’s silence in honour of Private Thomas Wroe, who lost his life serving our country in Afghanistan. Private Wroe was described as an ‘avid Huddersfield Town fan’ by his commanding officer and the thoughts of everyone at the Club are with his family and friends at this very sad time. We all love our football, but it really does pale in comparison to life-changing news like this and it is only right that we pay our respects.”

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