Welwyn Garden City death crash soldier: Family remember their 'Hero'

PUBLISHED: 18:15 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:11 26 October 2009

Corporal Daniel Ginty

Corporal Daniel Ginty

A SOLDIER killed when the car he was in skidded off a country road and crashed through a brick wall has been described by his brother as 'my hero'. Daniel Ginty, who has served on the frontline in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was one of three squaddies who

A SOLDIER killed when the car he was in skidded off a country road and crashed through a brick wall has been described by his brother as "my hero".

Daniel Ginty, who has served on the frontline in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was one of three squaddies who died in the crash in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The 26-year-old lived in Beehive Lane, WGC, with mum Lynda, dad John - himself a veteran of the first Gulf War - and brother Adam.

He was a former pupil at Applecroft and Stanborough schools. He also played rugby for Welwyn RFC.

Distraught Adam, 23, said the family was trying to come to terms with the loss of an "outstanding" man.

He said: "My brother was my hero, my best friend and most of all, was my inspiration.

"His outlook on life, his achievements and lasting memories are testament to a truly great man."

Adam, a marketing executive, added the family thanked everyone for their support and condolences.

Daniel's aunt Sharon, from Uplands, WGC, also spoke to the WHT on behalf of the family.

She said: "All our family were both saddened and shocked by the death of Daniel.

"We're all trying to support Lynda, John and Adam, come to terms with what's happened.

"Words cannot express how proud we are of Daniel and of Adam who courageously attended the press conference to remember his brother. Daniel was a fine young man who will be deeply missed."

* Corporal James Luton, 24, and Lance-Corporal Christopher Beckett were also killed in the crash.

All three, members of the 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare), were travelling back to Cawdor Barracks at Brawdy, after going out to watch Saturday's Six Nations clash between Wales and England.

Their Skoda Fabia smashed through a wall into wasteland next to a pub car park, four miles from base, in Roch. The car lay undiscovered until morning.

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