Corporal Jake Hartley has been hailed as an inspiring young man who was "all young soldiers should aspire to be". Cpl Hartley, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, would have been 21 tomorrow. He was known as JJ. Cpl Hartley joined 3 Yorks in December 2008.
Corporal Hartley was quite simply one of the best non-commissioned officers I have ever had the privilege of working with.The Yorkshire Regiment has lost one of its best.
Corporal Hartley was a unique and charismatic personality who had the ability to inspire those around him. His passion for life and professional attitude were an example to all.
Lt Colonel Zac Stenning, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, read a eulogy to the men outside Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster.
Six soldiers have been killed, after an armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion in Afghanistan.