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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 Smith
Lance Corporal Matthew Smith Credit: Ministry of Defence

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

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Funeral of Lance Corporal Matthew Smith to take place today

Lance Corporal Matthew Smith
Lance Corporal Matthew Smith from Aldershot

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."

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