Funeral of Royal Marine Sgt Luke Taylor in Christchurch, Dorset
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Marine shot on duty laid to rest

The family of a Dorset Royal Marine shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier have said a final farewell.

The funeral for Sgt Luke Taylor, from Bournemouth, was held at Christchurch Priory.

The 33-year-old was killed on 26 March at the main entrance to UK headquarters at Lashkar Gar in Helmand Province.

Ahead of the service, hundreds of people who had come to pay their respects applauded as the cortege drove along Christchurch High Street.

  • 13 Apr 2012
  • From the section Dorset