The Ministry of Defence said Captain Rupert Bowers leaves behind his wife, Victoria and his newly-born son Hugo, as well as parents Patrick and Janeand sister Juliet.
The MOD statement said:
"The thoughts and prayers of the British Army are with Captain Bowers’ family at this very difficult time."
The body of a soldier from the Midlands who was killed in Afghanistan last week, has been repatriated to RAF Brize Norton.
Captain Bowers, from Wolverhampton, was in The Mercian Regiment. He was leading a patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded.