PICTURED: Soldier, 19, who died ‘suddenly’ at Salisbury Plain military base as Army launches probe after body of Household Cavalry Lance Corporal, 28, was found hours later
- Jaysley-Louise Beck was tragically found dead at the base in Larkhill, Wiltshire
- She died within hours of Lance Corporal Michael Joseph Miah, 28, in Bulford
- Her family, from Yorkshire, paid tribute to the ‘loving and caring’ soldier
The heartbroken family of a 19-year-old soldier who died suddenly at a military base within hours of another soldier on the Salisbury Plain have paid tribute to her.
Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck was tragically found dead at the base in Larkhill, Wiltshire, on December 15.
She died on the same day as Lance Corporal Michael Joseph Miah, 28, from the Household Cavalry, who was found dead in his garage at Bulford.
The army has launched a probe into the deaths, which come after at least five confirmed suicides at Salisbury Plain since 2018.
Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck was tragically found dead at the base in Larkhill, Wiltshire, on December 15
Her family have paid tribute to her, saying she ‘ would go above and beyond to help anyone in a less fortunate position than herself’
Gunner Beck had completed her initial training at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate before continuing her military career at Larkhill in 2020.
Her family, who from Oxen Park in Yorkshire, said she could ‘light up a room putting a smile on anybody’s face’.
In a tribute sent, they said: ‘Jaysley is a loving and caring person who would go above and beyond to help anyone in a less fortunate position than herself.
‘If there is ever a person who needs help, you could always count on Jaze to be there.
She died within hours of Lance Corporal Michael Joseph Miah, 28, (pictured) from the Household Cavalry, who was found dead in his garage at Bulford
‘Her compassion for others and her ability to light up the room putting a smile on anybody’s face is immeasurable.’
The Army has confirmed an investigation into Gunner Beck’s death is underway.
A spokesperson said: ‘It was with sadness that we confirmed the death of Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck at Larkhill in December 2021.
‘As there are ongoing investigations, it would be inappropriate to comment further, but any death is a tragedy and our sympathies remain with the families and friends of those affected.’
An inquest into Gunner Beck’s death is due to take place at a later date.
The tragic deaths, just 10 days before Christmas, comes after at least five confirmed suicides at Salisbury Plain (pictured) since 2018
Lance Corporal Miah was found dead on the same day as her. They were both died from hanging, according to their post-mortem examinations.
As part of her legacy, her family is asking for donations to The Principle Trust Children’s Charity.
‘We believe this charity radiates the kind of positivity that Jaysley always had helping give children their dreams back,’ said the family.
‘100 per cent of every £1 raised by the charity goes towards helping provide free holidays to underprivileged, disadvantaged and disabled children from across Yorkshire.’
They added: ‘A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.’
If you would like to donate to the family’s fundraising appeal, you can do so here.