Tributes have been paid to the latest British soldier to die in Afghanistan. Buying selling and valuing collectable toys and models since 1995. Featuring our price guide, trade directory and collection management. Cpl Simon Hornby was described by his wife Holly as "our hero" The funeral of a soldier from Merseyside who was killed in Afghanistan last month has been held at the city's Anglican Cathedral. Cpl Simon Hornby, 29, of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, was on foot patrol in Nad-e-Ali, Helmand when he was fatally injured by a homemade bomb.

A burial service on October 10 brought closure to a crowdfunded archaeological project that discovered 110 previously missing soldiers. Thirteen of those found, all from Commonwealth nations including the UK, were buried side by side at a ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Wytschaete Military Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium. The year started in sadness with the funeral of Corporal Simon Hornby, who was killed six days before Christmas in an IED explosion. The 29-year-old's funeral was held at Liverpool Cathedral on January 8. Afterwards his grieving mum Julie Hornby told the ECHO: "People lined the streets. There was so much clapping.Save Cancel Reset to default settings. Show top sites Show top sites and my feed Show my feed ...