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Fusilier's body back in Britain.

THE pregnant fiancee of a 20-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan watched his body return to Britain, just weeks away from the birth of their daughter.

Fusilier Jonathan Burgess, of 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh, died from gunshot wounds following a firefight in the Nad 'Ali area of Helmand province.

Fusilier Burgess's partner Kelly Forrest, who is expecting their daughter Abigail in May, bravely took her place among the crowds at Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. A private ceremony for Fusilier Burgess, born in Swansea, South Wales, was held at the base's chapel before hundreds watched his cortege pass through the market town.


The cortege carrying the body of Fusilier Jonathan Burgess, inset, of 3 Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh, en route from RAF Lyneham to Wootton Bassett Main picture: SGT IAN FORSYTH
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 16, 2010
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