British Army officer, Lieutenant Daniel John Clack, from the 1st Battalion The Rifles (1 RIFLES), was killed in action in the village of Dactran, Afghanistan on 12th August 2011. He was leading a 10-man patrol into the village when a bomb detonated. The blast killed him and injured five other soldiers.
Lt. Clack joined the Army in May 2009, and Commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into The Rifles in April 2010. He deployed to Afghanistan in April 2011 with C Company, 1st Battalion The Rifles.
Born on 25 March 1987 in North London, Lt. Clack's family paid the following tribute: "Dan was a brave Rifleman and he died doing the only profession he ever considered. He loved leading his Riflemen and was so proud to be an officer in the British Army. There are no words to describe our loss. He will be forever missed by his mother, father, brother, fiancée and all those who knew him. He will always be in our hearts."
He leaves his mother Sue, father Martin, brother James and fiancée Amy Tinley.