Soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan yesterday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.

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Funeral cortège for Lance Corporal Jamie Webb is showered with flowers

The cortège carrying Lance Corporal Jamie Webb Credit: Ashley Derricott ITV Granada

The cortège carrying Lance Corporal Jamie Webb is showered with flowers as it arrives for his funeral service at St Chads Church in Handforth.

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets and there was applause as the body of the 24 year old Mercian Regiment soldier passed by.

The cortège carrying Lance Corporal Jamie Webb Credit: Ashley Derricott ITV Granada

Crowds line the streets for soldier's funeral

Crowds line the streets of Handforth for Lance Corporal Webb's funeral Credit: Ashley Derricott ITV Granada

Crowds line the road for the funeral of Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.

The 24 year old was killed during an insurgent attack on a British base in Helmand Province last month.

A soldier with 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment, his funeral is taking place at St Chads Church, Handforth.

Lance Corporal Jamie Webb Credit: Ministry of Defence

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Funeral of Mercian Soldier

Lance Corporal Jamie Webb Credit: Ministry of Defence

The funeral will take place today of a soldier from Wythenshawe who was killed in Afghanistan.

Lance Corporall Jamie Webb from the 1st Battlion The Mercian Regiment died following an attack in Helmand Province last month.

His funeral will take place at St Chad's Church in Wilmslow at 1pm.

More tributes to soldier killed in Afghanistan

Before entering the Army, L/Cpl Webb attended Wilmslow High School and Macclesfield College in Cheshire.

He enlisted aged 18 and joined 1st Battalion The Cheshire Regiment in September 2006.

"Lance Corporal Webb was exactly the type of man you wanted around. Always with a smile on his face, always willing to engage in some witty and mischievous banter, he really did lift the morale of all around him.

"He was also an outstanding professional; bright, engaging and hugely talented.

"He had an obvious gift for intelligence work, which ensured he was at the heart of all that his company did on this tour."

– Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Phil Kimber

Tributes to soldier killed in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan yesterday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.

L/Cpl Webb, 24, who was born in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, died from wounds sustained during an insurgent attack on his patrol base in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province on Monday.

"We are so proud of Jamie being a Mercian soldier.

Jamie is loved by his dad Dave, mum Sue and his close family and friends."

– Family statement

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