Mother of youngest British soldier killed in Afghanistan has gone on hunger strike after her benefits were axed because of his death

Mother of youngest British soldier killed in Afghanistan has gone on hunger strike after her benefits were axed because of his deathLucy Aldridge wanted to fulfil son William's wish that his death-in-service payout would be used as a trust fund for his younger brothersSon William, 18, was killed by a roadside bomb in a Taliban ambush in 2009 Because the payout was paid into a deceased estate, not a trust fund, the Government ruled she was financially secureNow she has had to use money on everyday living expenses, instead of saving it to secure her two son's futures | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 29 November 2012 Lucy Aldridge has gone on hunger strike The mother of the youngest British soldier killed in Afghanistan has gone on hunger strike after the Government axed her benefits as a result of his death. Disabled Lucy Aldridge, 44, lost 300-a-week when her housing and council tax benefit, along with income support were stopped after her son William was blown up in a Taliban ambush in July 2009. Before his death, selfless William had instructed his mum to use any insurance money to be used to bring up his younger brothers George, nine, and Archie, seven