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Soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan yesterday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.

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Tributes to soldier killed in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan yesterday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.

L/Cpl Webb, 24, who was born in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, died from wounds sustained during an insurgent attack on his patrol base in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province on Monday.

"We are so proud of Jamie being a Mercian soldier.

Jamie is loved by his dad Dave, mum Sue and his close family and friends."

– Family statement

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