Hundreds at 'lonely' soldier funeral
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Standing room only at 'lonely' WW2 soldier funeral

It was standing room only at the funeral of a soldier who served in World War Two, after an appeal on social media.

Stewart Cooney, 95, who served with the Royal Artillery, died in a care home in Leeds last month.

It was thought he had no relatives, so his carers put out an appeal.

Hundreds attended his funeral, including Royal British Legion standard bearers, a piper and soldiers from his old regiment.

  • 22 Jul 2016
  • From the section England