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Hundreds mourn Chester soldier killed in Afghanistan

Cpl Webster's coffin being carried to the hears
Image caption Cpl Webster's mother Julie said he died "doing what he loved"

Hundreds of mourners have gathered to remember a soldier from Chester who was killed in Afghanistan.

Cpl Terry Webster was died after being shot in an exchange of fire with insurgent forces in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province on 4 June.

The 24-year-old father-of-two was a member of the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment.

Speaking at the funeral in Chester, his mother Julie, said: "He died doing what he loved."

"He will never be forgotten and holds a special place in the hearts of all who loved him," she said.

Cpl Webster, known as "Tez" to his family and "Webby" to fellow soldiers, enlisted into the Army in 2002 and had previously served on operations in Northern Ireland and Iraq.

Major Ron Goodwin, of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, also paid tribute to the soldier.

He said "He was very charismatic. He would always like a joke. It is a very difficult day for everybody."

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