Pte Callaghan was
married man from Limavady. Thomas was abducted at gun point in
front of passengers by the IRA as he drove his bus from the Guildhall
to Creggan. Pte Callaghan was found 3 hours after being abducted
at the junction of Brooke St and Foyle Rd, he had been hooded
and shot in the back of the head. After the murder bus services
in the area were suspended as well as members of the public protesting
at the murder, this included petitions being handed into both
the army & police claiming that UDR soldiers living in the
Creggan and Bogside should provided with 24 hour protection.
had been travelling home from duty when he was killed by a car
bomb that had been left outside the Catholic owned McGurk's Bar,
it is believed that loyalists planted the bomb without warning
although no organisation claimed the attack. A piper played a
lament at the funeral as the coffin, draped with the Union flag,
was carried from his home in Jervis St across Portadown to Seagoe
Cemetery with 1000's of people lining the route. Brig Denis Ormerod
(Commander of UDR) and Alderman Tom Newell (Mayor of Portadown)
were among the mourners.
of Honour for ex members of the Regiment.
the story by the sister of Private Roger Love.
Private Love murdered
in 1991 & this article tells you how his sister heard the