Tributes for British soldier

The British soldier killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday has been described as "a real character, a totally professional soldier and a great friend to many". Lance Corporal Jamie Webb, 24, was injured as a result of enemy action.

Soldier was 'one of life's true characters'

Captain Richard Sawyer said the soldier was "undoubtedly one of life's true characters".

Never one to hide from the limelight, he was always ready to treat those around him, be it a Private soldier or the Officer Commanding, to one of his impressions or jokes - which invariably resulted in hilarity for all those present. Jamie Webb was constant morale.

Having deployed to Afghanistan previously, he was a committed soldier but it was his unique and loveable personality that makes him unforgettable. It was clear to all how much he enjoyed working with his mates in the Army and how much he loved his family. He will be sorely missed.

Soldier was 'bright, engaging and hugely talented'

Paying tribute to the soldier, Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Phil Kimber described him as "a real character, a totally professional soldier and a great friend to many".

He said:

Lance Corporal Webb was exactly the type of man you wanted around. Always with a smile on his face, always willing to engage in some witty and mischievous banter, he really did lift the morale of all around him.

He was also an outstanding professional; bright, engaging and hugely talented.

He had an obvious gift for intelligence work, which ensured he was at the heart of all that his company did on this tour.

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MoD names soldier killed in Afghanistan

Lance Corporal Jamie Webb. Credit: MOD

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.

He was 24.

Task Force Helmand spokesman Major Matt Allen said: "His death comes as a great loss to all serving in Task Force Helmand.

"Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends at this difficult time."

Soldiers death is 'great loss to those serving in Helmand'

A soldier serving in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province has died of his injuries after he was injured as a result of enemy action on 25th March. The soldier was flown to hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his wounds.

It is with deep regret that I must report the death of a soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) who has died as a result of wounds sustained during an insurgent attack in Nad-e Ali in Helmand Province. His death comes as a great loss to all serving in Task Force Helmand. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends at this difficult time.

– Major Matt Allen, Spokesman for Task Force Helmand

His next of kin have been informed.