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Bury soldier James Wilkinson's funeral takes place

Fusilier James Wilkinson with his wife Sarah on their wedding day
Image caption Fusilier Wilkinson's wife Sarah is due to have their first child in February

The funeral for a soldier who was killed during military training in Kenya has been held at the church where he married earlier this year.

James Wilkinson, 21, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was a member of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He was killed on 26 November.

His wife Sarah, whom he married in July, is expecting their first child in February.

His service was held at St Thomas and St John Church in Radcliffe.

Mrs Wilkinson said her husband had been shot in the neck during a live firing exercise.

A tribute from his regiment described him as "one of those unique individuals, liked and admired by all; he was happy, enthusiastic and immensely popular across all ranks".

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