Tayside Royal Marine Luke Ireland is to receive a full military funeral when he is laid to rest next week.
The 20-year-old died after going for a run in the hills of Glen Clova last Thursday.
After he was reported missing, a major search operation involving mountain teams and a large contingent of his comrades from 45 Commando on the outskirts of Arbroath swung into action.
Marine Ireland, from Monifieth, had been spending time with his family in the glens when he left for an afternoon run in the area around Loch Brandy.
His body was found the following day after search teams had braved severe weather in overnight wind-chill temperatures of -11C.
He was described as an “exceptional” Royal Marine by the CO of 45 Commando, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Cheesman, in the wake of the tragedy.
The commanding officer said Marine Ireland’s “insatiable sense of humour, enthusiasm, popularity and moral courage made him an exceptional Royal Marines Commando”.
The young serviceman recently returned from his participation in a major exercise involving 45 Commando in California.
He was due to deploy to Belize in the new year for jungle training.
The funeral service of Marine Ireland who is survived by his parents Paul and Carol, and brother Nathan will take place at St Luke’s Church in Broughty Ferry on Monday at 12.30pm, and he will be laid to rest at Barnhill cemetery.
Mourners have been requested to wear bright ties and coloured garments.
Donations at the funeral are to be given to Tayside Mountain Rescue and the Royal Marine Charity Fund.
The Royal Navy has confirmed that the funeral will be a military service, with service attendees in full dress uniform and a firing party.