Pte. Braun Scott Woodfield, the 24-year-old soldier who died in a vehicle accident while serving in Afghanistan, was bestowed with full military honours at a memorial this morning at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown.

Hundreds of mourners packed a gymnasium at the New Brunswick base to pay their last respects to the private known for his patriotism, his good humour and the maple leaf tattooed on his arm.

A native of Victoria, B.C. raised in Eastern Passage, N.S., Woodfield was killed near Kandahar last week when the LAV-3 he was riding in rolled over. An investigation has since determined the vehicle's driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. Four other members of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, were injured. Two of those soldiers -- Cpl. Shane Dean Jones and Pte. Paul Schavo -- were present at the memorial Friday.

"It was a tragic accident that claimed the life of an outstanding soldier," said Brig.-Gen. Rick Parsons, Commander, Land Force Atlantic, in a eEulogy.

"Braun Woodfield could have been anything he wanted to be. He had no end to his options ... and just over two years ago he volunteered to join the army .... he volunteered to wear the Canadian flag on his shoulder because he wanted to help people.