Mourners lined the streets of Carterton, Oxfordshire, as the body of Sapper Adam Moralee, from Newcastle, was brought back to the UK.
A statue of the world's first black professional footballer, Arthur Wharton, will be erected at the National Football Centre.
Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, was a committed Newcastle United fan and a loving son, who was due to be married.
Lawyers acting for six former British soldiers being held prisoner in India on weapons charges said they were "confident" they will be released on bail later this week.
Nick Dunn from Ashington and Paul Towers from just outside York are among the crew who have been in prison for more than four months. A long-awaited bail hearing to get them released from reportedly difficult prison conditions takes place on Thursday.
ITV News Correspondent Gregg Easteal sent this report from Chennai in India.
A book containing poems and messages written by World War 1 soldiers in the trenches has been found in an attic. A mother and daughter from Hartlepool are trying to find out more about the stories of the men who wrote them.
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Four British soldiers in an Indian jail have given a hand-written note to ITV News Correspondent Gregg Easteal. The document details several serious allegations about the men’s treatment at the hands of the Indian authorities.
It says that when they were first taken off their ship they were told they were going to hospital but were instead taken to a police station. It adds that they are struggling to eat properly.
The note was issued on behalf of Nick Dunn from Ashington, Billy Irving from Scotland, Ray Tindall from Chester and Paul Towers. John Armstrong from Wigton and Nicholas Simpson from Catterick are also in custody but did not take part in writing the note.
The Foreign Office has said it is continuing to "make very clear" its interest in the case of six former British soldiers being held in an Indian jail.
This comes as four of the men gave a hand-written note to ITV News Correspondent Gregg Easteal saying that they are struggling to eat properly in the jail.
– Foreign Office spokesperson
This is a difficult and important case, which the Prime Minister has raised with Indian Ministers, as has the Foreign Secretary. We will continue to do all that we can.
“Consular staff continue to provide full assistance to all those British nationals detained. They are visiting regularly.
“While we are unable to demand the release of British nationals, or interfere in another country’s legal processes, we continue to make very clear our interest in this case, and the importance of ensuring that it is resolved as quickly as possible.”
There are fears that six former British soldiers are being mistreated in an Indian jail. Four of the men gave a hand-written note to ITV News Correspondent Gregg Easteal in which they claimed they are struggling to eat properly.
The security workers are being held on weapons offences but deny breaking the law.
One of the men is Nick Dunn, from Ashington. His sister, Lisa Dunn, is currently Chennai in India to visit her brother. She said: "We know they have lost weight, I have seen it. We know they are low, I have seen it. These men need more assistance, they need the Government to push more."
A replica of a trench from the front line has been designed by students from Cleveland College of Art and Design.
The trench, which is part of a project called Remembering Our War, is completely portable and will tour schools and, its hoped, it will bring history to life.
Students on Teesside have re-created a section of a trench to mark the upcoming centenary of World War One.
The students at Cleveland College of Art and Design in Hartlepool worked with local councils on the project which was made possible by a £400,000 grant from the Arts Council England.
It is part of an exhibition series called 'Remembering Our War', which has been organised by five local councils.
The trench display is going to be shown across the Tees Valley in the coming weeks.