- James McConnell, of Southsea, Hampshire, died last month at age of 70
- Care home staff thought they would be only people at Portsmouth funeral
- But vicar put appeal on Facebook and more than 200 strangers attended
- Little is known of Marine but he arrived at care home with Falklands photos
They’d never met him and they knew precious little about him.
But hundreds turned out yesterday to mark the passing of a former Royal Marine who died with no known family . . . or friends.
Some travelled hundreds of miles to the funeral of James McConnell in Portsmouth after a local vicar used Facebook to appeal for mourners.
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