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Private Gregg Stone's funeral

He gave his life to make a distant land a safer place to live in - that is what mourners were told today as they gathered for the funeral of a young soldier from East Yorkshire. Private Gregg Stone was just 20-years-old when he was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

Today his wife Samantha, who is expecting their first child, led the tributes - as family and friends paid their last respects. Tina Gelder reports.


Yorkshire Regiment soldier killed

A soldier from the 3rd battalion the Yorkshire Regiment killed in Afghanistan on Sunday was about to become a father for the first time. Private Gregg Stone, who was 20 and from Hornsea, was killed during an operation to rescue an Afghan police officer who had been kidnapped by insurgents.

His wife Samanatha today paid tribute to a "brilliant husband and a family man". David Hirst reports.