Woolwich Victim's Name To Go On Memorial
The name of murdered soldier Lee Rigby will be inscribed on a national memorial honouring Britain's fallen servicemen and women in Staffordshire.
Trustees for the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum said Drummer Rigby's name would be included as he had died in a terrorist attack.
Drummer Rigby, 25, who had been serving with the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed in a knife attack carried out in broad daylight in Woolwich, London, on Wednesday the 22nd of May.
In a statement, the memorial trustees said: ''Lee Rigby was killed as a result of terrorist action outside Woolwich Barracks in London on May 22 and qualifies for inclusion on the Armed Forces Memorial.
''His name, along with other members of the UK armed forces who are killed on duty or through terrorist action in 2013, will be engraved in time for the annual service of dedication in mid-2014.
''The families of the bereaved are always invited to attend, usually in the presence of a member of the Royal Family, a defence minister and senior armed forces representatives.''
The memorial honours all members of the UK's armed forces who have died in conflicts or as a result of terrorist attacks since the end of the Second World War.