Cheshire Soldier Funeral

The funeral of a Warrington soldier who died along with five colleagues in a bomb attack in Afghanistan takes place today.

Private Daniel Wade, 20, of 3rd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment, was killed on March 6 when the Warrior armoured vehicle he was travelling in was blown up by a massive improvised explosive device about 25 miles north of the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah.

The force of the Taliban attack - the deadliest single attack on British forces in Afghanistan since 2001 - turned the Warrior upside down and blew off its gun turret.

Private Wade, from Warrington, Cheshire, joined the Army in January 2011 and his Battalion in July that year.

He and his colleagues had only been in Afghanistan for a few weeks when the explosion happened.

He died alongside Private Anthony Frampton, 20, Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all also of 3 Yorks, and Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

Private Wade left behind his mother Lisa, his sister Stacey, his fiancee Emma and unborn baby, Lexie.

Following his death, his family said in a statement: ``We are all devastated to have lost such a wonderful caring, brave man.''

The funeral will take place at St Elphin's Church, Warrington.

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