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Memorial garden for dead soldier Sean Binnie's family in Crimond

Sean Binnie
Image caption Acting Sgt Sean Binnie was killed in Helmand Province in 2009

A memorial garden for relatives of an Aberdeen-born soldier who was killed in Afghanistan has been unveiled in Crimond.

Acting Sgt Sean Binnie, 22, was killed while on patrol with the Black Watch in Helmand Province in 2009.

His body is buried near his widow's home in Northern Ireland, making it difficult for his family in Aberdeenshire to visit the grave.

So the charity Forces Support built them an alternative.

Acting Sgt Binnie was shot dead as he threw a grenade while fighting insurgents.

He had married just a few months before his death.

He had joined the Army in 2003.

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