An armed forces charity has called for volunteers to attend the funeral of a military veteran who has no family.

SSAFA Glasgow said they were notified of the funeral of William Dunsmore who served in the Royal Artillery from 1956 to 1960.

The tri-service military charity said Mr Dunsmore has no family and the only people expected to attend his funeral is a social worker and housing officer. 

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Members from the West Lothian Royal Artillery Association (RAA) have since come forward to say they will be attending and have put the call out to other RAA branches to honour Mr Dunsmore. 

Dougie Crabbe, from the West Lothian branch, said he will be parading the RAA flag to pay respects to his fellow Artillery man.

Speaking to The Evening Times, Mr Crabbe said: "We have a saying in the Royal Artillery: Once A Gunner, Always A Gunner.

"We couldn't stand back a see a fellow Gunner being buried alone."

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Posting to their Facebook page the charity said: "If anyone is available to attend from the Forces Community it would be much appreciated. SSAFA volunteers will be in attendance."

The funeral will take place on Thursday June 13 at 10.30am, Craigton Crematorium, Cardonald. 

The news comes after Glaswegian D-Day hero, Gerald 'Gerry' Fisher, 94, was laid to rest on the anniversary of the allied invasion. 

As The Evening Times reported last week, Mr Fisher's family took to social media to urge the public to come together at his funeral.

A crowd of more than 100 people turned up to St Alphonsus Church on London Road, right beside the legendary Barras market for his funeral.

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