Funeral details for six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Clockwise from top left: Pte Wade, Pte Wilford, Pte Frampton, Pte Kershaw, Cpl Hartley and Sgt Coupe Clockwise from top left: Pte Wade, Pte Wilford, Pte Frampton, Pte Kershaw, Cpl Hartley and Sgt Coupe

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Funeral details for six British soldiers killed in a blast in southern Afghanistan have been announced.

Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, Pte Anthony Frampton, 20, and Pte Christopher Kershaw, 19, died when their armoured vehicle was hit by a Taliban bomb.

Pte Daniel Wade, 20, Sgt Nigel Coupe, 33, and Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, were also killed in the blast on 6 March.

The funerals will take place from 27 April to 24 May. The men were based at Battlesbury Barracks in Wiltshire.

Five of the men were serving with 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.

Sgt Coupe, from St Annes in Lancashire, was on secondment to the regiment from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

His funeral will take place at St Annes Parish Church in St Annes on 27 April.

Security patrol

Three of the six men were from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.

Cpl Hartley's funeral will take place at Christ Church, New Mill, Holmfirth on 30 April.

Pte Frampton and Pte Wilford's funerals will both take place at Huddersfield Parish Church on 2 and 4 May respectively.

The funeral of Pte Kershaw, who was from Bradford, will take place on 24 May at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Idle, Bradford.

Pte Wade's funeral will take place at St Elphin Parish Church in his home town of Warrington in Cheshire on 11 May.

All six soldiers had been deployed to Afghanistan on 14 February.

The men had been on a security patrol in a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle when it was caught in an explosion in Kandahar province.

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