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Afghanistan deaths: Funeral for Warrington Pte Daniel Wade

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Published: 11th May 2012 08:20:59

The funeral of a soldier from Cheshire who died in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan will take place later.

Pte Daniel Wade, 20, died along with five colleagues while on patrol in Kandahar province when their Warrior armoured personnel carrier was destroyed by a bomb on 6 March.

He joined the army in January 2011 and the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment in July of the same year.

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

Following his death, his family said in a statement: "Daniel was a loving son, fiance, brother, nephew, grandson, cousin and friend to many.

"He would have made a fantastic father to his baby girl Lexie who is due on June 12.

"We are all devastated to have lost such a wonderful caring, brave man."

Sgt Nigel Coupe, 33; Cpl Jake Hartley, 20; Pte Anthony Frampton, 20; Pte Christopher Kershaw, 19, and Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, also died when the bomb planted by the Taliban detonated.

The soldiers had only been in Afghanistan for a few weeks when the explosion happened.

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