20-year-old British Army Private Daniel Wade, from Warrington, was one of six British soldiers killed in action on 6th March 2012 when the Warrior AFV he was in struck a huge bomb during a patrol in Helmand Province.
Pvt. Wade served with the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment and had joined the regiment 12 months ago. He was expecting a baby girl with his fiancée Emma Hickman when he embarked on his first tour of Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, said: "Private Daniel Wade was a new young soldier in this family Battalion. A Cheshire lad in a Yorkshire regiment, Dan arrived keen and energetic and in only a very short period of time had made a real mark within Corunna Company.
"Quiet and unassuming, he was very committed in all that he did. It is to his credit that he completed his Warrior Driver course so successfully early in his career. His passion for motocross and Superbikes marked him out as a man who loved speed.
"We have lost today a young man who had so much to give in his life, both as a son, brother and as a soldier. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Pvt. Wade leaves behind his mother Lisa, sister Stacey, fiancée Emma and unborn baby, Lexie.