Grieving relatives have hailed a teenage soldier who died suddenly – describing her as “the light of our lives”.
Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck, 19, was found dead at the Larkhill military barracks on Salisbury Plain on December 15 last year.
Another soldier, Vice-Corporal of Horse, Michael Miah, 28, was discovered dead at the nearby Bulford base the same day.
The army has now launched an investigation into both deaths, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed to Sky News.
The military was a “big part of Jaysley’s life,” her family revealed.
She pursued a career in the 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 other less fortunate, her family said.
“If there’s ever anyone who needs help, you can always count on Jaze being there.
“Her compassion for others and her ability to light up the room and get a smile on someone’s face is immeasurable.”
Last week, her family held a “celebration of the celebration of life” to honor their beloved daughter at their pub and restaurant Manor House Oxen Park in Cumbria.
They posted details about the venue Facebook page, which invites guests to bring a tealight in a jar so that “we can say goodbye to the light of our lives”.
“A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered,” they added.
Now the family is raising money for The principle of trust in children’s charity, which provides free holidays to underprivileged, disabled and disadvantaged young people across Yorkshire.
The family wrote on theirs fundraising site: “We believe that this charity exudes the kind of positivity that Jaysley always had, to help give children their dreams back.”
A Defense Department spokesman said: “It was with sadness that we confirmed the death of Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck at Larkhill and Deputy Corporal of Horse Michael Miah at Bulford in December 2021.
“As there are ongoing investigations, it would be inappropriate to comment further, but any death is a tragedy and our sympathy remains with the families and friends of those affected.”