Funeral details for Suffolk soldier announced

DETAILS have been announced about the funeral next week of Lance Corporal Adam Drane, who became the 100th British soldier to die this year in war torn Afghanistan.

Laurence Cawley

DETAILS have been announced about the funeral next week of Lance Corporal Adam Drane, who became the 100th British soldier to die this year in war torn Afghanistan.

The body of Suffolk soldier Adam Drane - the 100th British serviceman to die in Afghanistan - arrived back in the UK on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old, from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, died on December 7 as a result of small arms fire at a checkpoint in the Nad-e Ali area in central Helmand Province.


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He was the 100th British soldier to die in Afghanistan this year and the 11th serviceman from the Royal Anglians - also known as the Vikings - to have died since the start of the conflict.

A book of condolences for L/Cpl Drane, who was from Stanningfield, has been opened in the Regimental Chapel at St Mary's Church, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds.

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His funeral will take place at the church next Wednesday at 1pm.

An Army spokesman said part of the town centre would be closed to traffic while the funeral, which involve military personnel lining the route, was taking place.

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