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Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards

 

    Between World War 1 & 2
GIBBS William George

Sergeant, 17th Lancers. Killed at Mallow Barracks, Cork by Sinn Feins 25th September 1922.

    After World War 2 
IRELAND Christopher George

Lance Corporal 24319796, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Died 27th August 1979. Aged 24. Grave

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 D Able Seaman C/J.947504, HMS Pembroke. Died 28th September 1958. Aged 20. Grave

6 July 2003

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