Essex-Based Soldier Is Laid To Rest

Family and friends have said a final goodbye to Lance Corporal Kyle Marshall in Colchester.

The 23-year-old of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province on Valentine's Day (14 February 2011).

Hundreds of people turned out for his funeral at St Peter's Church, North Hill, where he was given full military honours.

His family have paid tribute to Kyle:

"We were obviously devastated to hear the news of Kyle's death and it has been a massive shock to all his family to try to adjust to this horrendous news. If Kyle had been able to make a choice regarding the way he died then I'm sure he would have chosen this.

"He died doing a job he loved. As a family, we can't stress this enough. Kyle lived and breathed the Parachute Regiment! He never, ever wanted to do anything else. He died surrounded by his friends and comrades and it brings us great comfort to know that his Para family were with him in his final moments."

Local News


Surely you have something to say?

Be the first to comment.

What do you think about "Essex-Based Soldier Is Laid To Rest"

(Required) denotes a required field

Please leave

This field requires attention

This field requires attention

Maximum 400 characters

This field requires attention

This field requires attention

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Matt Wilkinson

1pm - 4pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Matt Wilkinson

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: The best feel good music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Essex

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter