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Commanding officer pays tribute to soldier before funeral

Private Daniel Wilford was killed alongside five of his colleagues Credit: MOD

A Warminster-based solider who died in a bomb attack in Afghanistan was described as a "quiet, unassuming character" by one of his commanding officers at his funeral today.

Private Daniel Wilford, 21, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, died alongside five colleagues in March.

Major Malcolm Birkett said Private Daniel Wilford was "an outstanding guy to be around, a fantastic shot that really, really epitomised everything that is right about the infantry soldier."


Funeral of soldier killed in Afghanistan

The funeral of Private Daniel Wilford will take place later Credit: ITV West Country

The funeral of Private Daniel Wilford will take place later. The 21-year-old soldier was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan in March alongside five of his colleagues.

All of the men were based at Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster and had been serving with 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment.