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Soldier follows in footsteps of hero brother

David and Chris Kirkness always wanted to join up Photo: family photo

The brother of a soldier killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan is following in his footsteps. Chris Kirkness is passing out from military college at Harrogate - watched by his proud mum Maggie. It comes three years after the death of Chris's older brother, David.

The Kirkness brothers as youngsters Credit: family photo

Joining the Army was a life-long ambition for both brothers - David is pictured here in camouflage gear as a young boy with baby brother Chris.

David Kirkness Credit: family photo
Maggie Kirkness and younger son Chris Credit: family photo

Maggie Kirkness, seen here with Chris at the opening of a housing development in Morley in memory of David says she has no wish to prevent her younger son also following his heart.