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L/Cpl James Brynin: Funeral of soldier shot in Afghanistan

  • 5 November 2013
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L/Cpl James Brynin funeral cortege
Villages watched the funeral cortege make its way through Pulborough

Hundreds of people have lined the streets of a Sussex village to pay their respects to a soldier who was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

L/Cpl James Brynin, who served with the 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare), was shot in Helmand Province on 15 October.

Family and friends attended a private funeral service at St Mary's Church, Pulborough, on Tuesday.

More than 200 people lined Lower Street in the town to watch the cortege pass.

The 22-year-old, who was born in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, was described as having a "heart of a lion" by his family.

L/Cpl James Brynin
L/Cpl Brynin was killed by enemy fire while on patrol in Afghanistan

His commanding officer, Lt Col Mark Purves, said he was an "outstanding solider in every respect" and immensely popular.

L/Cpl Brynin, known as Jay, was working as an intelligence analyst when his patrol was attacked in Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah.

He received immediate medical attention but died from his injuries at the scene.

More than £4,600 has been donated to the charity Hounds For Heroes in L/Cpl Brynin's memory.

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