Grieving relatives have paid tribute to a teenager who died suddenly – describing her as “the light of our lives”.
Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck, 19, was found dead at Larkhill Army Barracks on Salisbury Plain on December 15 last year.
Another soldier, Horse Lance Corporal Michael Miah, 28, was found dead at nearby Bulford Base on the same day.
The army has now launched an investigation into the two deaths, the Ministry of Defense confirmed to Sky News.
The military was “a big part of Jaysley’s life”, his family revealed.
She was pursuing a career in the armed forces after completing her initial training at Army Foundation College in Harrogate, according to the Yorkshire Post.
Jaysley was a “kind and loving person” who would “go above and beyond” to help others less fortunate, his family said.
“If there is someone who needs help, you can always count on Jaze to be there.
“His compassion for others and his ability to light up the room by making anyone smile is immeasurable.”
Last week her family held a ‘celebration of life’ to honor their beloved daughter at their Manor House Oxen Park pub and restaurant in Cumbria.
They posted details on the site Facebook pageinviting guests to bring a tealight candle in a jar so “we can say goodbye to the light of our lives”.
“A life so well lived deserves to be beautifully remembered,” they added.
Now the family is raising money for the Tenet Trust Children’s Charitywhich provides free holidays to disadvantaged, disabled and disadvantaged young people in Yorkshire.
The family wrote about their fundraising page“We think this charity exudes the kind of positivity that Jaysley has always had in helping give kids back their dreams.”
A Ministry of Defense spokesperson said: “It is with sadness that we confirm the death of Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck at Larkhill and Lance Corporal of Horse Michael Miah at Bulford in December 2021.
“As investigations are ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further, but any death is a tragedy and our condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected.”