Tributes to soldier shot in Afghanistan

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A BRITISH soldier who died in hospital on Wednesday after he was wounded in Afghanistan, was someone who would “make time for a hug for everybody”, his family said.

Kingsman David Robert Shaw, from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, was shot when his checkpoint came under attack in Helmand Province on Monday.

The 23-year-old from Barrow-in-Furness was flown back to the UK but died yesterday at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

His family paid tribute to Kingsman Shaw yesterday, saying: “He will be missed and never forgotten.”

Kingsman Shaw is the second British serviceman to be killed in Afghanistan this year. His death takes to 440 the number of UK service members who have lost their lives since operations in Afghanistan began in 2001.