|Pvt. Daniel Prior|
Private Daniel Steven Prior, of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on 17th March 2011 and died of his wounds in the UK the following day.
Private Prior deployed to Afghanistan with D Company, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment on 13 October 2010 where he was based at Patrol Base 1 in the Nahr-e-Saraj District of Helmand Province.
On 17th March 2011, he was tasked to provide fire support for his fellow paratroopers and the Afghan National Army during a reassurance patrol in a small village in Nahr-e-Saraj.
At 1242 hours Private Prior was wounded by an improvised explosive device and, despite medical care in Afghanistan and in the UK, he died of his wounds on 18th March 2011 in the Royal College of Defence Medicine Queen Elizabeth NHS Hospital, Birmingham.
Private Prior had flown back from Afghanistan four weeks ago just in time to be present for the birth of his son, Logan and spent two weeks with his wife and baby before his return to active duty.