Memorial march for soldier Luke

10/01/2010 Paul Macnamara/ Ross Parry Agencey.Tributes at the Pontefract, West Yorkshire home of Rifleman Luke Farmer (19) who has been killed in Afghanistan. Collect of Luke.

10/01/2010 Paul Macnamara/ Ross Parry Agencey.Tributes at the Pontefract, West Yorkshire home of Rifleman Luke Farmer (19) who has been killed in Afghanistan. Collect of Luke.

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A MEMORIAL march will take place on Sunday to mark the second anniversary of the death of Upton soldier Luke Farmer.

Rifleman Farmer, from 3rd Battalion the Rifles, was killed in Afghanistan on January 15, 2009.

The 19-year-old former Minsthorpe Community College student died, along with Cpl Lee Brownson, 30, from County Durham, after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near Sangin in Helmand province.

The remembrance parade will leave the Arms at Upton, High Street, at noon and head to the Upton War Memorial, Harewood Lane, for a service at 12.30pm.

There will then be a buffet and refreshments at the Upton Rugby Club, where Luke, of Third Avenue, had played since being a small child.

The parade has been organised by the rugby club, on Quarry Lane, and Upton and North Elmsall Parish Council.

Last year, more than 150 people - including his parents, family and friends as well as local councillors and other dignitaries - turned out to pay their respects to Luke.

Anyone who would like to take part in this year’s parade should meet at the Arms at Upton from 11.30am.