British soldier who died in Afghanistan named by MoD

The British soldier who died yesterday in Afghanistan has been named as Adam Moralee, 23, from Newcastle.

Adam Moralee of the 32 Engineer Regiment Group died in Afghanistan. Credit: Ministry of Defence

A sapper with 32 Engineer Regiment Group, Moralee was fatally injured "preparing engineer plant equipment for redeployment" in Camp Bastion, the MoD said in a statement.

Sapper Moralee joined the Royal Engineers in 2008, aged 17, and was deployed to Afghanistan in September last year. He was due to be promoted to Lance Corporal later this year.

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British soldier killed preparing engineer plant equipment

A soldier from 32 Engineer Regiment who died as a result of non-battle related injuries in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan has been named as Sapper Adam Moralee, who was 23. He was fatally injured "preparing engineer plant equipment", the MoD said.