Private Joseph Berry
Afghanistan

British soldier dies during Afghanistan deployment

Private Joseph Berry died of a non-battle injury while in Kabul last month.

Private Joseph Berry

A British soldier has died while deployed in Afghanistan.

Private Joseph Berry, serving with Second Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, suffered "a non-battle injury" while in Kabul.

He died on 22 February.

The Ministry of Defence said its thoughts are with Pte Berry's family and friends.

Lieutenant Colonel Matt Taylor, Commanding Officer of Second Battalion, The Parachute Regiment said: "The death of this exceptional and compassionate paratrooper is truly heart breaking and his loss will be felt deeply by his family, friends and those who served alongside him.

"We extend our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved him."

Pte Berry's family released a statement through The Parachute Regiment, describing him as "a kind, generous gentleman who would do anything for anybody".

"Joe was proud and his family are proud of him becoming a paratrooper, it was his life's ambition," the family continued.

Cover image: Parachute Regiment/Facebook.