23-year-old British Army Kingsman David Robert Shaw, from Cumbria, England, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Wednesday 16th January 2013.
Kingsman Shaw, serving with the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, was shot by enemy forces near Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province on Monday. He underwent two emergency operations in Afghanistan before being evacuated to the UK. He had been in Afghanistan since October last year. This was his second deployment to the country.
Acting Sergeant Mark Stevens, 2 Platoon, Corunna Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, said: "To Kingsman Shaw, a missed brother-in-arms; you were an inspiration who helped me guide the rest of the platoon through adversity and danger. You showed true courage, exceptional bravery and demonstrated genuine leadership, even when it was clear your own life was in danger."