The village of Meltham was brought to a halt, with shops closing and hundreds lining the street as a full military funeral took place for Private Tom Wroe. The 18 year old soldier was killed by a rogue policeman in Afghanistan last month. Chris Kiddey reports
The Vicar of Meltham, the rev Maureen Read, says although it is a very sad day for the village, it must also be treated as a celebration of Private Wroe's life.
Private Thomas Wroe is being buried with full military honours in his home village of Meltham, near Huddersfield. Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects as the cortege passed by. The service is being held at St Bartholomew's Church and will be followed by a private burial.
Private Wroe was just 18 when he was shot dead by a rogue Afghan policeman in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand Province on September 15th along with Sgt Gareth Thursby from Skipton.
The funeral of teenage soldier Private Tom Wroe will be held on Friday October 5th. The eighteen year old from Skipton, was serving with the 3rd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment,
when he and a colleague, Sgt. Gareth Thursby, were shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier who they had gone to help because they thought he was injured.
Private Wroe's funeral will be held at 12 noon at St Bartholomew's Church in Meltham, near Holmfirth.