Corporal Ashley Birt, Captain Bryce Duffy and Lance Corporal Luke Gavin were tragically killed when a rogue Afghan soldier turned upon them and opened fire following a parade.
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PREMIER Anna Bligh and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan brought kind thoughts of many Australians, with them at the funeral for Corporal Ashley Birt.
GYMPIE Regional councillors joined hundreds of soldiers to pay tribute to Gympie boy Ashley Birt, who was gunned down in Afghanistan 11 days previously.
THE body of fallen Gympie soldier, Corporal Ashley Birt, has been formally received on Australian soil.
CORPORAL Ashley Birt has begun his last long journey home to Gympie, after a moving memorial service in Afghanistan.