The funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been held with full military honours at Coventry Cathedral.
Corporal Michael Thacker was originally from Wales but settled in Coventry with his wife and two-year-old daughter.
The 27-year-old was hit by small arms fire while while manning an observation post at Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand province on June 1st.
His closest colleagues from First Batallion the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were unable to attend today's service, but Major Dave Crimmins, who was present, said Michael would be in their thoughts today.
A bar has apologised for turning away family and friends of a Royal Welsh soldier before his funeral due to a 'no uniform' policy.
The funeral of Corporal Michael Thacker, who died in Afghanistan earlier this month, has been held today.
Corporal Michael Thacker of the 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh was repatriated today. He died after being shot while on duty in Afghanistan.