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Funeral of Cpl Jack Stanley to take place in Littleborough

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Published: 26th Apr 2012 12:08:41

The funeral of a British soldier who died more than two months after being injured in Afghanistan will take place later in Greater Manchester.

Cpl Jack Stanley died on 8 April at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The 26-year-old Queen's Royal Hussars' soldier from Bolton was wounded in a blast caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) on 3 February.

A service will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Littleborough near Rochdale at 13:00 BST.

The Ministry of Defence called him an "exemplary" and "enormously popular" soldier.

When fatally injured, Cpl Stanley was serving as a section commander with C Company, Queen's Royal Hussars' Battle Group in Lashkar Gah.

Cpl Stanley joined the Army in 2003 and had also served in Iraq twice.

Rev John McGrath, who will lead the service at Holy Trinity Church, said: "The military are held in high regard here, not just in remembrance of those who have died in previous wars but obviously Jack and others who have made it plain [to see] that the sacrifice still goes on."

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