Hundreds attend funeral of complete stranger

Over two hundred people attended the funeral today of a man they didn't know. James known as Jimmy McConnell had no known relatives, but a plea from the Royal Marines with whom he's thought to have served brought a huge crowd. Sally Simmonds joined the well wishers.

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The kindness of strangers

Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at the funeral of a man they never knew. Former Royal Marine - James 'Jimmy' McConnell has no relatives, but other armed forces personnel have rallied together to make sure he has a well attended send-off.