VIDEO: Tributes paid to Corporal Geoffrey McNeill at his funeral

A Royal Irish Regiment soldier - described as the epitome of a model soldier - touched all who knew him, mourners at his funeral heard on Thursday.

Warm tributes were paid to 32-year-old Corporal Geoffrey McNeill by his family and commanding officer.

The funeral has taken place of Corporal Geoffrey McNeill (32) of the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, found dead in his barracks at Tern Hill, Market Drayton in Shropshire on 8th March 2014.
Colleagues from the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment provided the Guard of Honour at the Church and Graveside let by their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ivor Gardiner.

The funeral has taken place of Corporal Geoffrey McNeill (32) of the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, found dead in his barracks at Tern Hill, Market Drayton in Shropshire on 8th March 2014. Colleagues from the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment provided the Guard of Honour at the Church and Graveside let by their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ivor Gardiner.

Full military honours were given to the 1st Battalion the Royal Irish Regiment soldier who was found dead in his barracks at Tern Hill, Market Drayton in Shropshire on March 8.

Full story see Tuesday’s paper.

 

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