Corporal 24319796, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Died 27th
August 1979. Aged 24. Grave
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.
Palace Barracks Memorial Garden