HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to the funeral of murdered Henley-in-Arden man Harry Broadhurst last Thursday (January 5).
The popular 22-year-old had been just days away from his 23rd birthday when he was fatally stabbed on November 20 after trouble flared at a boxing event at a social club in Chelmsley Wood.
He died an hour after he was found lying wounded in Nine Acres Drive following the altercation at St Anne’s Social Club.
Friends and family packed into St Alphege Church for a service led by Canon Timothy Pilkington which featured music by bands’ Oasis and Westlife and hymns including Morning Has Broken and All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Fondly known as Nipper, Harry was a former Arden School pupil in Knowle and many of his classmates have posted condolences on social networking sites.
Remembering Harry at the funeral, friend Jason Sheward, who had known the young businessman since he was three years old, said ‘he loved life and socialising’ and he ‘missed going out with him.’
Poignant floral tributes spelled out ‘My Boy’, ‘Son’ and ‘Nipper’ as a lengthy cortege took mourners to the burial at Robin Hood Cemetery followed by a wake at The Old Royal Oak Restaurant in Hockley Heath.
Harry is survived by parents Andrew and Laney and siblings Georgina, Millie and Grady.
Donations for Birmingham Children’s Hospital or Autism West Midlands can be made payable to Mount U.K. Ltd., c/o the family.
* Three men, aged 28, 32 and 39, have appeared in court charged with his murder. They have been remanded in custody.