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Video: Full military honours given to Corporal Geoffrey McNeill at funeral

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The funeral has taken place of Corporal Geoffrey McNeill of the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment.

The 32-year-old was buried with full military honours.

Cpl McNeill was found dead in his barracks at Tern Hill, Market Drayton in Shropshire on 8th March 2014.

His colleagues from the Royal Irish Regiment provided a guard of honour along with members of the Royal British Legion as his coffin was taken into Ballywillan Presbyterian Church in Portrush for his funeral service.

The cortege then moved to Ballywillan Cemetery for burial with full military honours.

Born in Ballymoney, Corporal McNeill’s family say his life was dedicated to the Royal Irish Regiment.

In a statement, one of his three bothers - Jason - said “he was a much loved son, brother, uncle and friend and touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of meeting him”.

Lance/Corporal Richard Farrell, 23, also of Clive Barracks, has been charged with his murder.

 

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