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Funeral for Private Christopher Kershaw to be held today

Private Christopher Kershaw, of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment Credit: PA

The funeral of Private Christopher Kershaw, of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment will take place later today.

The 19-year-old soldier who died along with five of his comrades when their armoured vehicle was blown up in Afghanistan. Private Kershaw is the last of the six who died in the attack to be laid to rest.

He was killed on March 6 alongside Private Anthony Frampton, 20, Private Daniel Wade, 20, Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all also of 3 Yorks, and Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.