He died yesterday, in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, as a result of wounds sustained whilst on duty in Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province on Monday.
The soldier served with the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and is the 440th member of UK service personnel to have lost his life in this horrific war.
My thought go to his next of kin who must have suffered such emotions such they heard he had been wounded. It's very possible they thought he would pull through once he arrived alive in the UK but sadly that wasn't the reality.
Another horror of war which must not be forgotten.