Army's £433 claw-back from dead soldier

Adrian Holliday

If the British Army ordered you to return a few hundred 'overpaid' pounds due to your son being shot dead in Afghanistan, you would probably be stunned. Lance Corporal Jordan Bancroft, 25, was killed last August, having also served in Iraq. But the army are now asking for £433.13 back from the Bancroft family, due to Jordan being paid a month in advance.