Dozens of comrades of Lance Corporal Jabron Hashmi joined his family and friends at the weekend to say farewell to a "hero of Islam".
At least 400 people attended the funeral of the 24-year-old at the Central Jamia Mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham.
Among those present was the soldier's commanding officer in the Intelligence Corps, Lt Col Steve Vickery, and the Muslim Chaplain for the Armed Forces, Imam Asim Hafiz.
The soldier's coffin was draped in a gold and green cloth bearing a printing from the Koran during the non-military funeral, which was followed by a private burial service.
L/Cpl Hashmi, from Bordesley Green, Birmingham, was killed on July 1 in Sangin, Helmand Province, in an attack which also claimed the life of Corporal Peter Thorpe.
Both men's bodies were flown back to Britain on Friday and relatives of L/Cpl Hashmi and Cpl Thorpe, 27, were at RAF Brize Norton for the repatriation ceremony.
Pakistan-born L/Cpl Hashmi was the first British Muslim to be killed in the "war on terror" and was described by his uncle earlier this week as a "hero of Islam, Pakistan and Britain".
A total of six British soldiers have died in the turbulent Helmand province in recent weeks.
The latest was 19-year-old paratrooper Private Damien Jackson, from South Shields, whose unit was ambushed during a foot patrol in Sangin on Wednesday.
L/Cpl Hashmi was born in Pakistan but moved to Birmingham at the age of 12 and was educated at Waverly Secondary School before studying A levels at Bournville College.
His elder brother Zeeshan said it was Jabron's dream to join the army ever since they watched military parades together in Pakistan.
"He felt he was fulfilling two roles and duties, as a Muslim and a British citizen." ..SUPL: