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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.