The funeral of Kendal soldier Kingsman Ryan Ward is due to take place with full military honours.His family have paid tribute to him saying he was a 'true professional soldier.'
20 year old Kingsman Ward was found dead at his home in Lound Street, Kendal on the 27th October.
He served with the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster Regiment and was attached to the Yorkshire regiment. He leaves his mother, father and brother Mark.
Kingsman Ward's family said:
Lieutenant Colonel Neil Unsworth, the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, said:
Local MP Tim Farron has called for the people of Kendal and the local community to line the streets in respect for Kingsman Ward. He has spoken to the family who have said they would like as many people as possible to honour Ryan:
Ryan's full military funeral is being held on Monday 12th November at Kendal Parish Church from 12noon - 1pm (firing shots about 12.45) - the funeral party will then leave Kendal Parish church about 12.45 and walk slowly along Highgate to the Town Hall then heading to Parkside Cemetery.