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Funeral for Nuneaton serviceman who died in Afghanistan

Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Photo: MOD

The funeral of a soldier from Nuneaton who died in Afghanistan last month will take place later.

38-year-old Sergeant Jonathan Kups has been described as 'a man of real substance' and a 'wonderful husband'. He died on the 21st of September.

The MoD said on Friday that the death of Sergeant Kups was not thought to be the result of hostile action.

"Without delay he made an immediate impact within his Company, developing and training his soldiers and ensuring that they were all fully competent and able to deliver essential electronics support in Afghanistan and back in the UK; his clear and dynamic leadership guaranteed success.

"His loss will be felt across the entire Battalion and our thoughts are with his family at this most difficult time."

– LIEUTENANT COLONEL MARK SMYTH, COMMANDING OFFICER, 104 FORCE SUPPORT BATTALION REME