Hornsea funeral for Pte Gregg Stone killed in Afghanistan

Cortege carrying coffin of Pte Gregg Stone into church
Image caption The funeral of Pte Gregg Stone was held at St Nicholas' Church in Hornsea

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Hornsea for the funeral of a soldier from East Yorkshire.

Pte Gregg Stone, 20, from Atwick near Hornsea, was shot during an operation to rescue a policeman kidnapped by insurgents in Helmand, Afghanistan.

Pte Stone, from the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, had been deployed to Afghanistan three weeks before his death on 3 June.

His funeral took place at St Nicholas' Church, Hornsea.

Pte Stone's widow, Samantha, who is expecting the couple's first child, described him as a "brilliant husband" who loved his family.

The Rev James Grainger-Smith, the Rural Dean of North Holderness, said Pte Stone was well-known and well-thought of throughout the local community.

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