CEMETERY - War Graves
World War 1 & 2 & Other - Graves with detailed
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards
extra photographs and details courtesy Colin Woolf
World War 1 & 2
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.
World War 2
Corporal 24319796, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Died 27th
August 1979. Born 24 December 1954. Aged 24. Grave E. 1052.
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
Seaman C/J.947504, HMS Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 28th September
1958. Aged 20. Born 5 October 1937. Grave J 525.
photograph currently available
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
3 August, 2019