Down to his last grenade, seconds from death... the raw courage of our VC hero

Mark Nicol
March 2013
Mail on Sunday;3/31/2013, p14
HIS incredible bravery in the heat of battle in Afghanistan earned 23-yearold Lance Corporal James Ashworth the ultimate military honour - a posthumous Victoria Cross.


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