Funeral of County Durham soldier killed in Afghanistan

Captain Richard Holloway, who died as a result of enemy fire while on operations east of Kabul two days before Christmas, is laid to rest.

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Funeral of County Durham soldier

Captain Richard Holloway Credit: MoD

The funeral of a soldier from County Durham will take place today. Captain Richard Holloway was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan two days before Christmas. The service will be held at Durham Cathedral. In an earlier statement, his family described him as an exceptional, loyal man.

Tributes paid to fallen soldier

Captain Richard Holloway, 29, from County Durham, was killed east of Kabul on December 23. Credit: Credit: MoD/Crown Copy/PA Wire

Tributes have been paid to a County Durham soldier who died in Afghanistan two days before Christmas. Captain Richard Holloway died after coming under enemy fire while on operations near Kabul. He's been described as 'an exceptional young man'

He leaves behind parents Jaquie and Neil, brother Luke and girlfriend Sandy. In a statement, his family said:

"Our son Richard was an exceptional young man, a perfectionist in everything he did and a loyal brother and friend, who embraced life to the full.

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