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Captain Richard Sawyer said the soldier was "undoubtedly one of life's true characters".
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".
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."
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.
His next of kin have been informed.
A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today. His next of kin have been informed