promient member of the Young Unionists, he was shot dead by the
IRA in the late afternoon as he approached his home in Fountain
St. He was shot 10 times by gunmen just after he left work. His
brother said he heard shots in quick succession and went to the
door to find him lying face down on the pavement, bleeding heavily.
Among the wreaths at his funeral was one inscribed 'From the mothers
of the Creggan and Bogside'. In 1978 the Young Unionists donated
a mahogany cabinet to the 1st Derry Presbyterian Church in memory
of Robert, who had also been a member of Churchill Loyal Orange
Lodge. In 1979 Robert's father campaigned for better compensation
for relatives of security force casualties.
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