Funeral for Barrow soldier

Kingsman David Shaw

The funeral of a soldier from Cumbria who died after he was shot in Afghanistan will be held today. 23 year old Kingsman David Shaw from Barrow died in hospital in January from his injuries.

Kingsman Shaw was shot when his checkpoint came under attack in of Helmand Province, he was flown home for treatment but sadly died.

David's family said: "David was a much-loved son and brother who was proud to have served his country in the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

"He loved his family and friends and would always make time for a hug for everybody.

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