Cornish soldier's name added to national memorial

Captain Daniel Read
Image caption Captain Daniel Read died in January 2010

The name of a Cornish soldier who died in Afghanistan is being added to a national memorial.

Captain Daniel Read, 31, who served with the Royal Logistics Corps and was from Newquay, died in an explosion in southern Afghanistan in January 2010.

His name will be engraved on the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The memorial remembers British service personnel who have died in service since the end of the World War II.

Captain Read was killed in the explosion in Afghanistan three months after being injured in another blast.

He died in the Musa Qala area of northern Helmand.

Captain Read was an experienced high-threat Improvised Explosive Device disposal operator and attended 21 tasks in Afghanistan, dealing with 32 improvised explosive devices.

Following his death, Captain Read's widow, Lorraine Read, said: "Dan was so brave, he was my hero and best friend. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend.

"He will never be forgotten and always in my heart. I'm so proud and privileged to have been your wife."

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