Dozens of people attended a candlelit vigil for a 13-year-old boy who was found hanged at his Merseyside home.
The body of Brendon Flynn, a Royal Marine cadet from Huyton, was found by his family on Monday.
Posts on the social networking site Facebook suggest Brendon had been bullied. Police said they were not investigating any such allegations.
Family, friends and other cadets signed a book of remembrance and lit candles at St Gabriel's in Huyton Quarry.
Speaking ahead of the event, the Reverend Malcolm Rogers said he hoped it would help Brendon's friends express their grief.
"Coming together is very important at a time like this," he said.
"Schools in Knowsley are closed at this time, it's the school holidays, and so this may be the first time that some of Brendon's friends come together and I think that's really important that we can stand alongside each other at a time like this."
Mr Rogers said Brendon had been a "very popular lad" who was known by many people in Huyton.