David Mowat has paid tribute to Private Thomas Sephton who died in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on Monday, after being airlifted from Afghanistan, having been caught in an explosioin in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand on Sunday.
Private Sephton was a former pupil of Great Sankey High School and lived in Penketh with his parents and brother.
Mr Mowat said:
"Thomas is the second brave young serviceman to have been lost to the town in the last fortnight. I send my condolences to his parents for their tragic loss. Warrington is extremely proud of Thomas and saddened by our loss."