http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/SoldierFrom4thRegimentRoyalArtilleryDiesFromWoundsSustainedInAfghanistan.htm It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery died in hospital in Birmingham from wounds sustained in Afghanistan on 26 June 2010. Ministry of Defence The soldier died in RCDM Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham as a result of injuries sustained during an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj North District of Helmand Province on the afternoon of 10 June 2010. Lieutenant Colonel Chris Squier, Commanding Officer, 4th Regiment Royal Artillery said: "It is with sadness that I have to inform you that a soldier from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery died at RCDM Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today from wounds sustained while on a reassurance patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. "The soldier was on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army providing security to local villagers and protecting them form insurgent intimidation when his vehicle was struck by an explosion. "Our thoughts are with his family at this exceptionally sad time." Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.