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Bench dedication ceremony held for fallen Daniel Hume

Bench dedication ceremony held for fallen Daniel Hume

Daniel Darlington

Bench dedication ceremony held for fallen Daniel Hume

Soldiers from the 4th Battalion the Rifles were among those who attended a bench dedication ceremony for the Maidenhead soldier Daniel Hume today.

The bench in honour of the soldier was unveiled in Boyn Grove Park in front of the 22-year-old's close family and friends, his former colleagues and the Royal Borough mayor Cllr Colin Rayner.

Daniel's parents Wendy Ellis Stafford and Adrian Hume also planted a tree for their son in the park which overlooks Boyne Hill Cricket Ground.

Daniel, 22, was killed by a roadside explosion whilst on patrol with the 4th Battalion The Rifles in Helmand Province in Afghanistan in 2009.

His family and friends have since raised more than £225,878 for Help for Heroes and Care for Casualties, charities that support wounded servicemen and women and their families.

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