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Tragic army captain honoured by former Fife school

Captain David Seath's brother Gary and mother Libby with pupils from St Margaret's Primary School.
Captain David Seath's brother Gary and mother Libby with pupils from St Margaret's Primary School.

The British Army captain who died running last month’s London Marathon has been honoured by his former Fife school.

Pupils from St Margaret’s Primary in Dunfermline walked 3.2 miles – the distance David Seath was from the finish line – in tribute to the 31-year-old after the Afghanistan veteran suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

David Seath's brother Gary and mother Libby walking with St Margaret's Primary School pupils.
David Seath’s brother Gary and mother Libby walking with St Margaret’s Primary School pupils.

A pupil at St Margaret’s between 1989 and 1996, the children were joined by David’s brother Gary, mother Libby and cousin Sarah-Jayne Tunstall for the trek around a local park, raising £1,000 for Help for Heroes, the charity that David was running for when he died.

Headteacher Carol Hannah said: “David is fondly remembered as a happy, polite and hardworking boy who always gave his best and was a credit to the school.

“As a young boy he showed many of the qualities which, as an adult, contributed to his distinguished career in the British armed forces.”

Childhood friend Michael Cox added: “He had so many good qualities and it was no surprise that he went on to achieve great things in the Army and as a commando.”

Originally from Cowdenbeah, Captain Seath’s funeral brought the streets of Dunfermline to a standstill earlier this month as hundreds of mourners turned out to pay their respects.

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