Funeral of Nelson soldier Michael Foley takes place this week

Funeral of Nelson soldier Michael Foley takes place this week

Funeral of Nelson soldier Michael Foley takes place this week

First published in Nelson

THE funeral of Nelson soldier Lance Corporal Michael Foley will be held on Thursday.

The Burnley-born soldier, 25, died protecting his comrades when a renegade Afghan soldier tricked his way into a British base in Helmand Province, on March 26.

The former Barrowford County Primary School and Colne Primet High School pupil was a married father of three.

The popular soldier has been praised for his service.

His commanding officer Major BJ Cattermole said: “He served tirelessly, never failing to deliver the highest standards as a soldier and junior commander.

“His absolute dedication, infectious enthusiasm, and boundless energy, shone through.”

His funeral will take place at the English Martyrs RC Church, in Didcot, Oxon, at 11am.

Flowers are welcome and should be sent to the church.

Any inquiries should be directed to Richard Steel and Partners, in Winchester, on 01962 862333.

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10:47pm Mon 16 Apr 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Rest In Peace Michael.
Rest In Peace Michael. Road Runner Road Runner
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9:44am Tue 17 Apr 12

Wandering Sufi says...

He was a really good lad & used to play footy with us as kids. Always got on well with all the Asians & up for laugh.
Wish his family & kids all best
He was a really good lad & used to play footy with us as kids. Always got on well with all the Asians & up for laugh. Wish his family & kids all best Wandering Sufi
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