Soldier named after Afghanistan shooting

Kingsman David Robert Shaw died in hospital yesterday Credit: MoD

A British soldier who died in hospital yesterday after he was wounded in Afghanistan was someone who would "make time for a hug for everybody", his family said today.

Kingsman David Robert Shaw was shot when his checkpoint came under attack from insurgents in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province on Monday.

He served with 1st Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, which is based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

The 23-year-old was flown back to the UK for treatment but died yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

His family paid tribute to Kingsman Shaw today, saying: "He will be missed and never forgotten."

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