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Barnsley soldier laid to rest

By gail robinson, Town Reporter Friday 8th August 2014
Dale Harris

BARNSLEY soldier Dale Harris will be laid to rest surrounded by his family and friends - days after 25th birthday.

The loyal son, loving husband and devoted dad was killed in a freak road accident in Northern Ireland.

Dale, 24, a rifleman in the 2nd Battalion The Rifles and an army friend, both died last Friday night when a tractor collided with the car they were travelling in.

The weekend before he had been home on leave in Worsbrough Bridge with his wife Carly, two daughters and his parents and brothers and sisters.

A funeral service with full military honours will be held on August 21 at 1pm at St Thomas's Church, Worsbrough Dale, followed by a reception at the Boatman's Rest.

A statement issued on behalf of the commanding officer, officers and soldiers of the battalion paid tribute to Dale.

"Dale was a much liked, professional and hugely competent soldier who had a fantastic future ahead of him. The whole battalion is deeply saddened by his loss and our heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends at this most difficult time."


** The full story, including interviews with Dale's family, appear in the Barnsley Chronicle dated, August 8. **

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Posted by Stephen John Shirt I Fri 8th Aug 2014 at 5:17pm

This is a very tragic accident,my heart goes out to his dear wife,children,and parents,R.I.P. Dale God Bless

Posted by Aleisha Haigh I Fri 8th Aug 2014 at 5:47pm

Such sad news for his family, wife and children. Friends also, cannot believe it. Rip dale I see status' about you every day and it's so so sad. Love goes to the family x

Posted by Mr Darren Jones I Fri 8th Aug 2014 at 5:47pm

Stand down comrade your work is done. RIP.

Posted by Paige barrow I Fri 8th Aug 2014 at 5:52pm

R.i.p dale see u on the 21st i will b there love you xxxx

Posted by kerry pyne I Fri 8th Aug 2014 at 8:06pm

R.i.p dale took way before your time. Xxxx

Posted by alison I Fri 8th Aug 2014 at 9:33pm

My deepest sympathy goes out too dales family his wife 2 children R.I.P dale xx

Posted by emma I Fri 8th Aug 2014 at 11:07pm

such sad news love to carly and her beautiful girls RIP Dale xx

Posted by Lucy Kirby I Fri 8th Aug 2014 at 11:59pm

-r.i.p sleep tight hero x

Posted by Jason portman I Sat 9th Aug 2014 at 1:14am

Barnsley certainly holds its own when producing some of the bravest, proudest genuine men in the uk. It was a honour and a privelage to have been given the opportunity to have a freind like yourself dale. Barnsley should be sad but proud. R.I.P dale. Stand easy mate

Posted by Harry Flynn I Sun 10th Aug 2014 at 12:26pm

As an ex.member of the armed forces, I really feel for his family.(EX,DUKE OF WELLINGTONS.1962--1971)

Posted by Kyle Thompson I Fri 15th Aug 2014 at 11:16am

Rest In Peace Dale. It was a real pleasure to have known and worked with you my friend.

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