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World War 1 & 2 & Other - Graves with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards
extra photographs and details courtesy Colin Woolf

Between World War 1 & 2

GIBBS William George
Sergeant, 17th Lancers. Killed in action at Mallow Barracks, Cork, by Sinn Feins 28th September 1922. The IRA raided the Barracks. He was ordered to halt by the raiding party and refused to do so. He is respected in the town (Mallow) today for his Gallantry and his name is spoken of when ever there are historical talks on this period of time.
    After World War 2 
IRELAND Christopher George

Lance Corporal 24319796, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Died 27th August 1979. Born 24 December 1954. Aged 24. Grave E. 1052.

Died at Warrenpoint, described by the Paras as their worst post war disaster. In a carefully organised attack the IRA first blew up a parked trailer on a dual carriageway running parallel with Carlingford Lough as an Army convoy passed. Six were killed in the initial blast. But the IRA had anticipated where the soldiers would set up their command centre after the blast behind a nearby wall and had concealed another 800lb device there. The second explosion half an hour after the first, killed twelve more soldiers. Major Fursman, commanding, died with fifteen other Paras, all members of the 2nd Battalion.

See The Palace Barracks Memorial Garden

MINTO Norman Douglas
Able Seaman C/J.947504, HMS Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 28th September 1958. Aged 20. Born 5 October 1937. Grave J 525.
WINSTONE Grenville
No photograph currently available
Lance Corporal 24360818, Royal Green Jackets. One of four Royal Green Jackets killed by a massive IRA landmine outside of Camlough, South Armagh, as their patrol vehicle travelled along Chancellor’s Road 19 May 1981. Aged 27. Born 25 February 1954. Resident of 56 Meadway, Goldington, Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Foster Hill Road, Bedford. Section O. Grave 8. See also Goldington

Last updated 3 August, 2019

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