Hundreds line streets for funeral of soldier who died on Brecon march


Fellow soldiers bid silent farewell to Cpl Joshua Hoole, who died aged 26 on training exercise on hottest day of the year

Hundreds of mourners have lined the streets of a Scottish village to pay their last respects to a soldier who died on a training exercise on the hottest day of the year.

More than 200 people, including soldiers in uniform, stood in silence as Cpl Joshua Hoole’s funeral cortege passed through his home village of Ecclefechan, near Lockerbie, in Dumfries and Galloway. In driving rain, the hearse was led by a lone piper and carried floral tributes.

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