Members of the 26 Engineer Regiment have returned to their families after completing a tour of Afghanistan. One member of the regiment died during the tour of Helmand Province.
Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith from Aldershot, was killed in the Nad 'Ali district when he was hit by small arms fire on Friday, 10 August 2012
A Hampshire soldier who was killed in Afghanistan was buried with full military honours today.
26-year-old Lance Corporal Matthew Smith from Aldershot was shot last month while serving with the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan. Kate Bunkall reports
Crowds have gathered for the funeral of Aldershot soldier, Lance Corporal Matthew Smith, who was killed by enemy action in Afghanistan.
The funeral will take place later today of Lance Corporal Matthew Smith from Aldershot. He was killed on 10th August while serving with the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal Smith died as a result of enemy action and will receive full military honours.
At the time of his death his mother Caroline Smith paid tribute to him saying he was... "A loving father to four beautiful children, who will be dearly missed by his fiancée, mother, father, family and friends. Our Hero, RIP."