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Lance Corporal Lee Davies: Partner's thoughts with other bereaved families

The funeral was held in Cardigan
Image caption The funeral was held in Cardigan, where Lance Corporal Lee Davies grew up

The partner of a Welsh Guardsman shot dead in Afghanistan said her "heart and thoughts" were with families of other forces personnel who had lost loved ones.

Charlotte Drew spoke ahead of the funeral of Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, 27, in Cardigan.

"He gave his life to protect others and loved his job," said Ms Drew.

The service, with full military honours, was held at St Mary's Church in the Ceredigion town.

He died earlier this month in Helmand province along with another serviceman.

L/Cpl Davies from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards died on Saturday 12 May after coming under fire while being deployed as part of a police advisory team, providing security.

Royal Air Force airman Corporal Brent John McCarthy, 25, from Telford, Shropshire, also died.

Ms Drew said: "Lee was my life, my world, my future, my everything. I will never forget him.

"I am very proud of what he had achieved in such a sort time.

"We had a very happy future ahead of us that looked so bright.


"We had a very happy six years together that I will never forget," she said.

Image caption L/Cpl Davies joined the Army in 2009 and was promoted last December

"Also, my heart and thoughts go out to all the families who have suffered loss and for the ones who are serving our country."

L/Cpl Davies joined the Army in 2009 and was promoted in December last year.

He was deployed to Afghanistan in March as part of a police team within the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group.

He was based in Patrol Base Attal in the Lashkar Gah District of Helmand Province.

His funeral service was conducted by Military Chaplain Padre Steven Griffiths and the Reverend John Bennett from Cardigan.

A cremation took place afterwards at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.

The family requested no flowers but donations to The Welsh Guards Appeal.

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