Memorial stone laid for soldier

The family of Private Ashley Clarkson gathered in Mansfield to lay a stone in the Memorial Rose Gardens in remembrance of the soldier.

Midlands solider dies

A soldier from Telford has been shot and killed in Afghanistan, Corporal Brent John McCarthy was one of two soldiers attacked.

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Soldier memorial, full report

The mother of a soldier who committed suicide after serving in Iraq, says she feels let down by the Ministry of Defence.

Private Ashley Clarkson witnessed scenes, his family says left him with post traumatic stress disorder.

A memorial plaque was unveiled in his honour in his home town in Nottinghamshire this morning.

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Funeral for Telford soldier killed in Afghanistan

Corporal Brent John McCarthy
Corporal Brent John McCarthy Credit: Ministry of Defence

The funeral of RAF policeman Corporal Brent John McCarthy from Telford is due to take place today.

Corporal McCarthy, 25, died when two people in Afghan police uniforms opened fire near a Helmand patrol base on May 12.

His funeral service will be held at St Nicholas's Church in Codsall at 3.30pm.

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