Funeral of soldier killed in Afghanistan in Uttoxeter
- 27 May 2010
- From the section Stoke & Staffordshire
The funeral of a Staffordshire soldier who died in Afghanistan earlier this month has taken place.
L/Cpl Barry Buxton, 27, from Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, died when his vehicle rolled into the Nahr-e Bughra canal in Helmand Province when a road collapsed.
Other soldiers managed to get him out of the submerged vehicle but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital in Camp Bastion.
A full military funeral took place at St Mary's Church in Uttoxeter.
L/Cpl Buxton was described by his regiment, the 21 Engineer Regiment, as a "great soldier and fine man".