The funeral of a Bradford teenage soldier, killed alongside five other British troops in Afghanistan, will be held with full military honours today. Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, of Idle, who was serving with the 3rd battalion the Yorkshire Regiment was killed on March 6 alongside five colleagues when their Warrior armoured vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device about 25 miles north of the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah.
The others who died were Private Anthony Frampton, 20, Private Daniel Wade, 20, Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all also of 3 Yorks, and Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend Private kershaw's funeral which will be held at Holy Trinity Parish Church in Idle. The internment will be in the church graveyard.