Hundreds attend funeral for former soldier with no friends or family
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Hundreds attend Stewart Cooney funeral

Hundreds attended the funeral of a soldier who served in World War Two and outlived his family.

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

Hundreds attended his funeral at Rawdon crematorium, including Royal British Legion standard bearers, a piper and soldiers from his old regiment, following an appeal on social media.

One organiser, Martyn Simpson, said: "We never let a brother go alone."

  • 22 Jul 2016