Halifax Minster set for memorial service for Yorkshire Regiment soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The six fallen soldiers: From top left: Sergeant Nigel Coupe, Corporal Jake Hartley and Private Anthony Frampton. From bottom left: Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford

The six fallen soldiers: From top left: Sergeant Nigel Coupe, Corporal Jake Hartley and Private Anthony Frampton. From bottom left: Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford

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HALIFAX Minster will today remember the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Hundreds are expected at the service which begins at 4pm.

The men killed were Cpl Jake Hartley, 20; Pte Anthony Frampton, 20; Pte Christopher Kershaw, 19; Pte Daniel Wade, 20; Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, and Sgt Nigel Coupe, 33.

They died when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by a bomb in Helmand Province.

Five were from the 3rd Batallion, Yorkshire Regiment, whose spiritual home is at the Minster.

The colours of the regiment have been hanging in the church and a book of condolence was opened there on Thursday.

Vicar of Halifax, Rev Hilary Barber will lead the service with Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd set to carry out a reading.

Pte Wilford, Pte Frampton and Cpl Hartley came from Huddersfield and Pte Kershaw came from Bradford.

Pte Wade was from Warrington in Cheshire and Sgt Coupe from St Annes in Lancashire.