He was accidently
shot dead at an army post in Middletown. A 19 year old soldier
from the Queen's Dragoon Guards told the inquest that he was extremely
sorry adding that he had accidently discharged his rifle only
hours after being involved in his 1st border gun battle with the
IRA, who had fired at them from the Republic of Ireland. He believed
that he had cleared his weapon after the gun battle he told the
inquest. The shooting happened after David had stopped his bus
at the check point and was talking to soldiers. David lived in
Armagh and 3 years earlier had survived an IRA attack in which
he had been injured.
Stewart had only been a member of the UDR for a week when he was
murdered by the IRA, he'd served 9 years with Royal Inniskilling
Dragoon Guards and at the time of his death had been living with
his sister in Dungannon. There was a knock on the house door and
person claimed that the cattle had broke out, Edward & his
brother in law, Stanley Arthurs, went to investigate and ambushed
by terrorists, Edward died at the scene and Stanley Arthurs died
in hospital 4 days later.
This 53 year old
part time officer was shot while serving behind the counter of
a supermarket in the Shambles area of Armagh. The young gunman
had entered the shop and when Joseph Wilson turned to his back
the gunman shot him 3 times before escaping. Joseph Wilson had
survived a murder bid a year before, later giving evidence that
convicted a number of men. Near the start of the conflict the
Official IRA broke into his house and stole weapons and his UDR
uniform, in which Joseph & his wife again gave evidence that resulted
in men being convicted.
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