Funeral of L/Cpl Matthew Smith
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Funeral for Aldershot soldier Matthew Smith

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a Hampshire soldier shot in Afghanistan.

L/Cpl Matthew Smith, 26, of the Royal Engineers, was shot on 10 August while trying to build a checkpoint in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province.

Born in Hong Kong, L/Cpl Smith grew up in Aldershot and joined the Corps of Royal Engineers in 2003.

He leaves behind a fiancee, Laura, and four young children, Lainie, Ella, Tilli and Jai.

  • 05 Sep 2012