9:28am Tuesday 29th May 2012
The long term partner of a Welsh Guardsman killed in Afghanistan has said that he "was my life, my world".
The funeral of Lance Corporal Lee Davies, of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, is taking place this morning (Tuesday) at St Mary’s Church, Cardigan, Lee's home town.
Lance Corporal Davies was killed on Saturday, May 12, by small arms fire while deployed as part of a Police Advisory Team to attend a meeting at the local Afghan Uniform Police headquarters near Patrol Base Attal in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province.
It is thought rogue elements in the Afghan Police carried out the killing.
Lance Corporal Davies' partner Charlotte Drew, said: “Lee was my life, my world, my future, my everything. I will never forget him.
“I am very proud of what he had achieved in such a short time. He gave his life to protect others and loved his job. We had a very happy future ahead of us that looked so bright.
“We had a very happy six years together that I will never forget. Also, my heart and thoughts go out to all the families who have suffered loss and for the ones who are serving our country. I'll miss him very much. God bless.”
The funeral service, with full military honours, will be conducted by Military Chaplin Padre Steven Griffiths and the Reverend of the Parish of Cardigan, Reverend John Bennett.
A cremation will take place after the service at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.
The family have requested that no flowers be sent and that those wishing to make donations should do so to The Welsh Guards Appeal, via the funeral director, Colin Philips, 4 Morgan Street, Cardigan, SA43 1DF; 01239 621192.
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