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Town to honour soldiers.

Byline: NEIL ATKINSON

HUNDREDS are expected to honour young heroes in Huddersfield at the weekend. A big congregation is expected at the Memorial Service planned for the six victims of an Afghan bomb.

It takes place at Huddersfield Parish Church at 3pm on Sunday and will remember the six young men who died in March while serving in Afghanistan.

The heroes were comrades from the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, of New Mill; Pte Anton Frampton, 20, of Longwood; Pte Christopher Kershaw, 19, of Bradford; Pte Daniel Wade, 20, of Warrington; and Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, of Cowlersley, and, from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, Sgt Nigel Coupe, 33.

All were killed when their Warrior armoured vehicle was struck by a bomb in Helmand Province while they were out on patrol.

Funeral services for the three young Huddersfield soldiers were held last week.

Now all the victims will be honoured by family, friends and civic dignitaries.

The Vicar of Huddersfield, the Rev Canon Simon Moor, who will be leading the service, believes many will turn out.

He said: "This is an opportunity for ordinary people who were unable to attend the funerals to pay their respects in a public arena."

Kirklees Mayor Clr Eric Firth will be in attendance and the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Stephen Platten, will give the address.

Huddersfield Parish Church played host to two of the funeral services last week. Many hundreds of people have visited the church to sign books of condolence which were opened days after the news of the horrific attack and which are available until Sunday.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 9, 2012
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