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Lance Corporal James Brynin of the Intelligence Corps, who was shot dead on patrol in Afghanistan, is due to be repatriated today.
He will return via RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and his funeral cortege will pass by a special memorial garden on the way to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
The 22 year old, who worked as an intelligence analyst, had already been selected for promotion but was shot dead on October 15 when his patrol was attacked in the area of Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah.
Despite receiving immediate medical attention, L/Cpl Brynin, known as Jay, died from his injuries at the scene.
A British soldier killed in Afghanistan has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Lance Corporal James Brynin, 22, of the Intelligence Corps, who was attached to 14 Signal Regiment.
The soldier was killed as a result of enemy fire while on a patrol in the area of Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah.
Despite receiving immediate medical attention, he died from his injuries at the scene, the MoD said.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Hywel Lewis MBE, said:
The serviceman’s next of kin have been informed.
A British soldier has been killed in enemy fire while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
The "fantastic" soldier, from 14 Signals Regiment (Electronic Warfare), attached to the Task Force Helmand Brigade Reconnaissance Force, died while on patrol in Helmand Province, the MoD said.
The death takes to 445 the number of UK service members who have lost their lives since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001 and is the seventh this year.
It is the first UK death in Afghanistan since Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint, and Private Robert Hetherington died when their Mastiff armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) on a routine patrol on April 30.