Soldier, 18, found dead at Hyde Park barracks in London

Soldier, 18, found dead at Hyde Park barracks in London

Jack Burnell-Williams, who served with the Household Cavalry, was found unresponsive on Wednesday

Jack Burnell-Williams

An 18-year-old soldier has been found dead at an army barracks in London.

Jack Burnell-Williams, 18, who served with the Household Cavalry, died on Wednesday after being found unresponsive at Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge just before 4pm, the army said.

The trooper walked with the Queen’s coffin from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch during her state funeral last month, according to reports.

An army spokesperson said: “It is with sadness that we can confirm the death of Trooper Jack Burnell-Williams on 28 September 2022 at Hyde Park Barracks. Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.”

Family and friends are due to hold an event in his memory on Saturday at Bryntirion Football Club in Bridgend, south Wales.

The Metropolitan police said the death had been referred to the coroner.