Funeral sparks global interest

Hundreds of people have turned out in Tamworth to pay their respects at the funeral of a Second World War veteran that none of them knew. Six people were due to attend Albert Vaughan's funeral, until an online appeal went global.

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Nursing home manager received calls from as far as India for veteran's funeral

The nursing home manager of the war veteran whose funeral has sparked a worldwide interest received calls from as far as India about a war veteran's funeral

The manager sent an email to the National Ex-Services Association to encourage veterans to attend.

What was going to be a funeral attended by six members of staff will now be attended by hundreds.

The service will be held at a church in Tamworth before moving onto Sutton Coldfield crematorium.

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