Lance Corporal Foley died protecting his comrades - his final gift of service to the Army and his country, and the ultimate sacrifice by a young commander who epitomised selfless service and dedication throughout his Army career. Since his arrival in the Headquarters the year before deployment, Lance Corporal Foley's infectious enthusiasm, absolute dedication and boundless energy shone through.
Michael leaves behind his wife, Sophie, and three young children, Calum, Warren and Jake; as well as parents, Craig and Debbie, sister, Lisa and brother, Jordan.
Mourners lined the streets of Carterton to salute the bodies of three British servicemen killed in Afghanistan.
Two British servicemen shot dead by an Afghan soldier have been named by the Ministry of Defence.