Funeral of Welwyn Garden City soldier

PUBLISHED: 12:03 27 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:45 26 October 2009

The hearse carrying Corporal Daniel Ginty's coffin arrives at church

The hearse carrying Corporal Daniel Ginty's coffin arrives at church

MOURNERS have paid their last respects to an 'outstanding young soldier'. St John the Evangelist Church in Monks Rise, WGC, was packed yesterday (Thursday) for Corporal Daniel Ginty's funeral. The full military service was attended by hundreds of his coll

Soldiers paying their respects to their colleague

MOURNERS have paid their last respects to an "outstanding young soldier".

St John the Evangelist Church in Monks Rise, WGC, was packed yesterday (Thursday) for Corporal Daniel Ginty's funeral.

The full military service was attended by hundreds of his colleagues, friends and family, supporting his mum Lynda, dad John and brother Adam.

The 26-year-old was carried in a coffin adorned in the Union flag by his fellow squaddies.

Corporal Daniel Ginty

Tributes were paid to the Beehive Lane man, who was one of three squaddies killed in a car crash in Wales, by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Carmichael.

The commanding officer of the 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) said Daniel was a man with "limitless" opportunities, a "natural-born leader" and the "best of his bunch".

He said: "Daniel was an inspiration to us all. He strived in everything he did.

"I'm proud to say that I worked alongside him."

Lt Col Carmichael commented on how brave it was of brother Adam, 23, to stand up in front of the national press and speak of Daniel, who would have been "extremely proud" of his sibling.

He added it was "a mark of the family" that their first thoughts were with the other families of the killed.

Daniel died after the car he was in skidded off a country road and through a brick wall, four miles from barracks in Roch, Pembrokeshire.

Corporal James Luton and Lance-Corporal Christopher Beckett were also killed in the crash.

They were driving to the local town after watching the Six Nations clash between Wales and England at their camp, on Saturday, February 14.

* The WHT was invited to the funeral service by Daniel's family to record the occasion.

All staff here extend their sympathy to his family and friends.

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