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Close friend Kate Marsden pays tribute to Private Daniel Wilford who is thought to have died in an explosion in Afghanistan that killed six soldiers.
Rotherham Minster have today opened a Book of Condolence in remembrance of the 6 soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan.
5 of the soldiers belonged to the Third Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. In 2009, The Yorkshire Regiment were presented the Freedom of the Borough of Rotherham for its service and to recognise the strong historic connections with the Borough and South Yorkshire.
Headteacher Jeremy Haigh from Private Anthony Frampton's former school, Royd's Hall High.
Private Anthony Frampton is one of the soldiers believed to be dead following an explosion which killed six in Afghanistan on March 6.
The soldiers, who had only been in Afghanistan for a few weeks, were hit by a blast about 25 miles north of Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, on 6th March.
Ammunition on board the Warrior ignited, causing a fierce fire to burn for several hours.
From top left: Sergeant Nigel Coupe, Corporal Jake Hartley and Private Anthony Frampton. From bottom left: Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford
The six soldiers are believed to have been killed after their armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on 6 March 2012.
The five soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment are:
- Corporal Jake Hartley, 20
- Private Anthony Frampton, 20
- Private Christopher Kershaw, 20
- Private Daniel Wade, 20
- Private Daniel Wilford, 21
The soldier from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment is named as:
- Sergeant Nigel Coupe, aged 33
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Lt Colonel Zac Stenning, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, read a eulogy to the men outside Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster.