Published Wednesday, 24 October 2012
The sun sets behind barbed wire surrounding an outpost on the Helmand River (© Getty)
She had been serving with 3 Medical Regiment when she died from injuries sustained whilst on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province on Wednesday.
It is understood the 25-year-old medic was originally from Comber, Co Down.
The Ministry of Defence said a Royal Marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines was also killed in the incident.
Both families have been informed.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Laurence Roche, said: "I am extremely sorry to announce the deaths of a Royal Marine from 40 Commando and a soldier from 3 Medical Regiment serving with Task Force Helmand.
"This is dreadful news for all of us serving in Afghanistan. Our sincere condolences go to their families, friends and colleagues at this time of grief."