The 'brotherhood' of the Armed Forces showed out in huge numbers to pay their respects to a veteran who had 'no family'.

Royal Artillery man, Wiliiam Dunsmore, 89, was laid to rest this morning at Craigton Crematorium, Cardonald, by over 150 well-wishers. 

The Evening Times reported earlier this week the veteran had no family and only a social worker and housing officer were due to attend his funeral. 

Today, the Crematorium was bursting with military veterans and serving personel every corner of the Armed Forces, as well as local Glaswegians, who to give Mr Dunsmore a 'proper' send off.

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Military charity, SSAFA, posted online earlier this week that the Artillery man, who served in the forces between 1956 to 1960, was due to be buried alone and could anyone show up to honour the 89-year-old.

“This is the power of social media, the power of the brotherhood of the armed forces,” a SSAFA representative told The Evening Times.

Mr Dunsmore’s social worker, Frances Mccoll, had worked with the veteran for seven years.

When she arrived at the crematorium she said she couldn’t believe how many people had turned up to honour 'Willy'.

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She told The Evening Times: “It’s amazing. I’ve never seen the crematorium as busy as this.

“He passed away very suddenly, it was expected but it was very quick.

“We were very close, I would bring him his Irn Bru and cream soda, his cheesy wotsits.

“He was a cantankerous old git, but very lovable and an articulate man.”