The body of Captain Rupert Bowers, 24, of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment has arrived at the RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
He was killed in a roadside bomb blast on March 21st.
He leaves behind his wife Victoria, and their newborn son Hugo. His family said:
"Rupert was a kind, caring and thoughtful man who was selfless in his actions as a brave courageous soldier."
"He was a devoted husband, son and father who leaves a wife that is proud to have known him and a sister and parents whose grief is immeasurable."
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.