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West Yorkshire Soldier To Be Buried

Sheldon Steel, 20

Funeral taking place of Rifleman Sheldon Steel from Leeds

A West Yorkshire soldier, who was killed in Afghanistan last month, is being laid to rest this afternoon.

20-year-old Rifleman Sheldon Steel from Leeds died in Helmand Province in an explosion.

His family have described him as a loving, caring and affectionate man with a "big heart".

Lieutenant Colonel Tom Copinger-Symes, Commanding Officer of 5 RIFLES, Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), said: "He truly was a special blend of physical robustness, sharp intellect, old-fashioned politeness, and natural leadership flair - all underscored by a quiet confidence and understated ambition."

Friends and family are at a funeral at St Peter’s Church in Bramley this afternoon.

Afterwards he'll be buried at Armley Hill Top Cemetery.

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