A CAMPAIGN is underway to get as many people as possible to attend the funeral of an army veteran - who has no family to see him off.

Stewart Kingdom served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, but died recently with no known living family, having suffered from PTSD.

The veteran, who was well respected among his peers, had few friends outside of the army - so military veterans are gathering together to give him the send-off he deserves.

There are currently around 30 people expected at the funeral, which will be held at Yeovil Crematorium next Friday (December 21), but his fellow veterans are keen for more.

News of the death of Stewart, thought to have been from Crewkerne, was broken on the Facebook page of military veteran peer-to-peer chat charity, All Call Signs.

On Sunday (December 9), a post on the charity's Facebook page read: "Stewart will make his final journey on 21st December 2018 at Yeovil Crem at 14:00.

"Sadly no-one can find any living family member, so asking for any veterans etc. to attend to give Stewart the best possible send-off."

Fellow British Army veteran, Andy Cowie, said: "Stewart hasn't got many friends or family to attend his funeral, so a load of ex-army and forces personnel will be turning up en masse.''

He added: "We are just looking to get as many people as possible to turn up to his funeral at Yeovil Crematorium on December 21.

"Yeovil British Legion and other local military organisations have been made aware.

"We are probably expecting around 30 people at the moment, but we want it to be many more.

"There is a young girl in the area that knew Stewart, and I know there are people in the area that have been to school with him but haven't seen him for 30 or 40 years."

Zoe Rooney, a friend of Stewart, shared the funeral details in a Yeovil community Facebook page, and wrote that she was "devastated".

She posted: "Stewart was an amazing man who went through hell in his life but would do anything for anyone.

"I am devastated that he finally lost the strength to keep fighting. May he find peace now."