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Gregg Stone's widow completes 274-mile army charity trek

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Media captionSamantha Stone arrived at Warminster Barracks to applause from soldiers

The widow of an East Yorkshire soldier killed in Afghanistan has finished a 274-mile charity trek in his memory on the first anniversary of his death.

Pte Gregg Stone, 20, from Atwick, near Hornsea, was shot on 3 June last year.

His wife Samantha, 20, has completed the walk with their baby daughter who was born after Pte Stone died.

The walk from Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire to Warminster, Wiltshire, aimed to raise up to £5,000 for the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund.

Pte Stone from 3rd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment was shot during an operation to rescue an Afghan policeman kidnapped by insurgents in Helmand.

He was based at Warminster Barracks where Mrs Stone finished her walk to applause from soldiers.

She has been joined by family, friends and comrades of her husband on the 11-day walk, which started on 24 May.

Mrs Stone said: "I think he'd (Gregg) would be very proud. It's been a brilliant achievement to finally get to the end.

"The main goal was to raise awareness of other injured soldiers and to raise money for the Yorkshire Regiment and also to do it memory of Gregg."

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