Teenage soldier laid to rest at funeral

A TEENAGE soldier killed in Afghanistan 10 months after completing army training was remembered at a funeral service today.

A TEENAGE soldier killed in Afghanistan just 10 months after completing army training was remembered at a funeral service today.

Private Robert Hayes, who lived in Burwell on the Suffolk/Cambridge border, was the first British soldier to die in Afghanistan this year.

The 19-year-old was killed by a home-made bomb on January 3 while on foot patrol in Helmand province.

Private Hayes, a member of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, was remembered during a service at St Mary's Church, Burwell.


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The teenager was a well known local sportsman, and played for Newmarket Rugby Club.

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