Soldier's funeral update: Route of hearse through Barnstaple

PEOPLE in Barnstaple will be able to pay their respects to soldier Chris King when his funeral cortege passes through Barnstaple tomorrow (Friday). The hearse will leave the Bickington premises of Gaytons funeral directors and travel down Sticklepath Hil

PEOPLE in Barnstaple will be able to pay their respects to soldier Chris King when his funeral cortege passes through Barnstaple tomorrow (Friday).

The hearse will leave the Bickington premises of Gaytons funeral directors and travel down Sticklepath Hill and through Barnstaple Square on its way to St Peter's Church, West Buckland where the funeral will be held.

Undertaker David Gayton said he estimated that the hearse would reach The Square between 11.20am and 11.30am if people would like to line the route.

Chris, who was killed in Helmund Province in Afghanistan will be buried with full military honours after the service in a grave which has been dug near the war memorial in West Buckland churchyard.


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