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Burial with "full military honours"


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I've often read newspaper reports of guys dying at home being buried with "full military honours". But were there any conventions laid down as to what this means.

The "full" seems to imply:-

- the coffin being escorted to the cemetery

- coffin draped with Union Jack

- shots fired over grave

- Last Post played.

My current chap seems to have had the first two but the newspaper makes the point of stating that there was no firing party or Last Post. Is there something laid down that would have excluded him having these aspects?


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