Funeral held for Sapper Richard Walker

Sapper Richard Walker was shot dead in Afganistan

A funeral will be held today for a North East soldier shot dead by a member of the Afghan National Army. Sapper Richard Walker, from Washington, was described by his family as a "proud, patriotic man, who died doing the job he loved."

Sapper Walker was killed and six others injured when the Afghan soldier opened fire on international and ANA troops. He leaves behind 18 month old Lilly-Faith. A funeral service will be held at 10.30am at Our Lady Blessed Immaculate church in Washington.

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Funeral held for Sapper Walker

A funeral service has been held for Sapper Richard Walker who died in Afghanistan in January