Fallen heroes Lisa Head and Tom Wroe who lost their lives in the Afghanistan conflict are to have housing developments named after them in their honour.

Capt Lisa Head, 29, of Huddersfield, was serving with the Royal Logistic Corps when she was exceptionally badly injured in the April 2011 blast.

An inquest in Bradford heard she had safely defused one bomb and was trying to secure a second when a third exploded.

Also set to be honoured is Meltham soldier Pte Thomas Wroe , 18, from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, who died in Helmand Province on September 15, 2012 when he and a colleague were gunned down by a rogue Afghan policeman inside their checkpoint.

A spokeswoman for Kirklees Council said: “Following consultation on the naming of two new developments in Almondbury and Meltham the council received suggestions that they be named after fallen military personnel.

Hero soldier Tom Wroe, of Meltham
Hero soldier Tom Wroe, of Meltham

“Having liaised with the families and developers who supported the suggestions, the developments are to be named Thomas Wroe Way (Meltham) and Lisa Head Way (Almondbury).”

Former Kirklees councillor Phil Scott who once served with Thomas’ father Mick Wroe in the Mechanical Transport unit of the Duke of Wellington Regiment and who has known him for around 20 years said: “I was the only person to put a suggestion forward for this small development in Almondbury off Town End.

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“I am absolutely chuffed to bits that we have ensured that those who lost their lives are to be honoured in this way.

“It’s important their names are on our war memorials and that they are remembered by posterity.”

Sean Gantley of Oakstown Properties Ltd, Emley Moor, said he was delighted his company had been able to honour Lisa at the development which will feature four detached houses.

He said: “I had heard of Lisa Head and her father came on site and seems happy with what is being proposed.

Captain Lisa Head

“I understand there will be a formal naming ceremony at the end of May or early June.

“Her name is going to be preserved for a long, long time.”

Mr Wroe said: “It’s lovely. My son’s name will be there for ever more and that is very nice to know.

“It will be a while before the houses are up. They have just started construction near the sports complex.

“I understand a lot of houses are going up.

“A former mayor of Meltham, Terry Lyons has been heavily involved in the process.”

Lisa Head Way, Almondbury. Sean Gantley of Oakstown Proprieties puts the finishing touches to the development.