Rifleman Daniel Hume
Daniel was killed in a contact explosion, by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) while on foot patrol near Nad e-Ali in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in July 2009 during the bloodiest 24 hours since the war began. Only four months earlier he had completed his training, passing out as top recruit from Catterick. Less than a month after flying out to Afghanistan, he was killed.
Daniel was the eldest of four boys, leaving behind Sam (21), James (16) and Alex (11). His mother, Wendy Ellis Stafford, and father, Adrian Hume, said "We have lost a son and a best friend. His death has left a huge void in our lives but we are fiercely proud of him and everything he achieved."
"Since he joined the Army, Daniel was the happiest we had known him and he had truly found his place in the world.
"He believed in what the British Army was trying to achieve. He was proud to serve his country and was planning to move battalion when he returned, so that he could guarantee a speedy return to Afghanistan.
"Raising money in his name has helped us greatly and he lives on through this legacy to help support all those unsung heroes injured in Afghanistan."