Cheshire news Family of Cheshire hero killed in Ukraine announce funeral date PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - 'True hero' Jordan Gatley was shot dead while he was fighting Putin's forces in Ukraine
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The family of an ex-soldier killed on the front line in Ukraine have announced the date of his funeral. Jordan Gatley, from Church Minshull, was shot dead while he was fighting Putin's forces the city of Severodonetsk. Jordan had left the British Army in March and had joined fight against Russia's invasion of Ukraine 'after careful consideration'. But he was tragically killed in June. In a Facebook post, his father Dean confirmed that a military funeral would be held at St Mary's Church in Nantwich at 1.30pm on Monday (August 8). He will then by cremated in Crewe at 2.45pm before a wake is held at Sandbach Rugby Club. READ MORE: Fears over 'already abusive parents' if Cheshire school expansion goes ahead The post read: "After what has been a horrendously long and sad 6 weeks, last week Jordan finally arrived home to the UK. By Monday he will in the Chapel of Rest with Graham Tresidder & Sons Funeral Directors, Nantwich. "The funeral arrangements have now been confirmed with the service taking place at St Marys Church in the centre of Nantwich at 1.30pm on Monday the August 8. His final journey will be to the crematorium in Crewe for 2.45pm where, as per his wishes, he will be cremated. This will be followed by a wake in Sandbach.
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. As Jordan is being cremated, perhaps flowers are not necessary, although a small donation to help people of the Ukraine who are still suffering, may be more appropriate. "These are the people that Jordan was defending. His fight may be over, but theirs isn’t." Anyone who wishes to attend the wake is encouraged to get in touch with the family to let them know. Dean added: "We would also like to thank everyone for the many, many cards, flowers and messages of condolence that we have received and the support we have been given. It really has been incredible." "Jordan will have a military funeral as a veteran of the British Army and a soldier of the Ukraine International Foreign Legion. He will be remembered as a soldier, a warrior who paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending others, but most of all he will be remembered as our Son and Brother." People have also been encouraged to donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and Help for Heroes - there will be collections points in the church on the day. People can also donate by visiting donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal or helpforheroes.org.uk NEWSLETTER: Sign up for CheshireLive email direct to your inbox here READ NEXT: Man has van confiscated after fly-tippers target Cheshire beauty spot Woman, 53, charged with attempted murder of man, 20, at Handforth train station Northwich man raked in almost £1m selling fake Apple products Waitrose announces major change to 'best before' dates Man charged with sex offence against girl, 13, after reports of person 'following women'
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