1976

Below is a list of members of the regiment murdered in this year.


22 January Pte John Arrell Clady
25 January David Mc Dowell Middletown
26 February Pte Joe Mc Cullough Newtownhamilton
1 April Pte John Mc Cutcheon Toomebridge
2 April S/Sgt Henry Lennox Rocktown, Maghera
5 April Cpl William Mc Connell Newtownhamilton
6 April L/Cpl Jean Leggett Middletown
29 April Pte Edward Stewart Dungannon
30 July Pte Robert J Scott Coagh
26 October Lt Joseph Wilson Armagh
28 October L/Cpl Stanley Adams Pomeroy
October Capt Willian R Bond Londonderry
9 November L/Cpl Joe J Speers Desertmartin
11 November L/Cpl W C Mc Caughey Boveedy, Kilrea
15 November Pte George Lutton Lurgan
18 November Cpl William D Kidd Londonderry

 

David Mc Dowell.
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.

Private Edward Stewart.
Edward 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.

Lt Joseph Wilson.
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.

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Private Love
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