A heroic British soldier shot in an ambush in Iraq was buried with full military honours yesterday.
A volley of shots was fired by a six-man honour guard as 28-year-old Corporal John Cosby was laid to rest.
Cpl Cosby - known to his family by his second name, Johnston - was serving with the 1st Battalion, The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry.
He died on July 16 when taking part in a successful operation to arrest a suspected militia leader north of Basra.
When his team was later ambushed, he was shot twice as he covered their move to a place of safety and died from his injuries shortly afterwards.
The funeral service for Cpl Cosby - known to his army colleagues as George - was held at Belmont Chapel in Exeter, Devon.
His mother, Jean, sister, Violet, brother, Harry, and niece, Chloe, together with other family members, walked behind the horse-drawn carriage.
An armed six-man honour guard flanked the entrance to the chapel when the coffin was carried inside by another six soldiers.