AFGHAN hero Capt Lisa Jade Head will be laid to rest on Friday.
A funeral service with full military honours will be held in her home town for the 29-year-old bomb disposal officer from Almondbury.
She died in hospital on April 19, hours after being flown to hospital in Birmingham, having been badly wounded in deadly Helmand province.
Capt Head was caught in a blast while trying to defuse an improvised explosive device.
Minutes earlier she had defused another bomb left in an alleyway, designed to kill or main Allied troops.
She had been on the frontline of the bitter conflict for little over three weeks.
Friday’s funeral service for Capt Head will be at St Peter’s Church, Huddersfield.
Police are expected to seal off several streets in the town centre to allow large crowds to attend the service.
The service will be conducted by an Army padre and by the Rev Roger Nelson, who has been conducting some services at the church since the departure of the Vicar of Huddersfield, the Rev Catherine Ogle.
The new incumbent the Rev Simon Moor is due to be inducted in July.
Many ex-servicemen’s organisations are expected to take part in the funeral, which will be followed by a private burial for members of her family, including parents Leila and John and sisters Helen and Jayne.