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Kingsman David Shaw funeral held in Barrow

  • 6 February 2013
  • From the section Cumbria
Kingsman Shaw funeral
The funeral was held at St Mary's Church in Barrow

The funeral of a Cumbrian soldier who died after being shot in Afghanistan has taken place in his home town.

Kingsman David Shaw served with 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and died last month when his checkpoint came under attack.

A service for the 23-year-old, attended by family, friends and colleagues, was held at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Barrow.

His family said he would be "missed and never forgotten".

Kingsman Shaw was shot by insurgents in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province

Kingsman Shaw was shot by insurgents in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province on 14 January.

He was flown to the UK but died two days later at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Alan Porter, head of Year Nine at St Bernard's Catholic High School, where Kingsman Shaw was a pupil, described him as a "keen and likeable" youngster.

The 23-year-old joined the army in February 2008 and was first deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010.

He returned last October as an assault pioneer as well as a qualified sharpshooter.

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