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Inquest for soldier killed in Afghanistan

Private Thomas Lake Credit: MoD

The inquest into the death of a soldier from Watford who was killed in Afghanistan is to be held today.

Private Thomas Lake from 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 20 November 2011. **

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Private Lake was taking part in a patrol of the Nahr-e Saraj district of central Helmand when he was caught in an explosion.

At the time of his death, Private Lake's mother Carol said, ""Tom was a wonderful son and I will miss him more than I can say....Tom loved the Army and was so proud to be a soldier; he died doing something he loved and believed in. I will always be proud of my boy."