Military send-off for ‘professional soldier’

Funeral of former Irish Guard and WW2 veteran Edward Donnan at St Donard's Parish church on Bloomfield Avenue in east Belfast

Funeral of former Irish Guard and WW2 veteran Edward Donnan at St Donard's Parish church on Bloomfield Avenue in east Belfast

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Full military honours were yesterday given to 92-year-old Edward Donnan at his funeral in east Belfast.

Mr Donnan, who joined the Irish Guards when he was 19 years old, was described by his son Eddie as “a professional soldier”. He died on June 5.

His funeral was held at St Donard’s Parish Church on Bloomfield Avenue before moving on to Roselawn Cemetery.

 

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