1977

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


23 February Major Peter Hill Waterside, Londonderry
9 March John Reid Gaslough, Caledon
15 March David Mc Quillian Bellaghy
25 March Cpl David Graham Coalisland
6 April L/Cpl Gerald C Cloete Cloughglass
29 April Capt Walter E Sheills Dungannon
10 May Cpl James Geddis North Belfast
8 June L/Cpl Gerald Tucker RVH, West Belfast
27 July Cpl James Mc Fall Belfast
8 September Cpl Hugh Rogers Belfast
13 September 2Lt George Smyrl Drumlee Bridge, Gortin
24 September George Bloomer Dungannon
8 October Margaret Hearst Tynan
2 November 2Lt William Kerr Magherafelt

 

Major Peter Hill.
Murdered by the IRA when returning home after a days work.

Major Hill had resigned from The UDR the day before his murder and he was also a former member of the TA.

L/Cpl Gerald Tucker.
Gerald worked as a hospital porter in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and had just finished work when he was shot by the IRA just 10 yards from his work place.

His union called a 30 minute silent protest at the hospital with 500 people attending a service on the hospital grounds.

Margaret Hearst .
A single mother had been a member of the regiment for 4 years as well as being a civilian employee in the camp. The IRA had held Margaret's grandmother & young brothers at gunpoint as they waited for Margaret to return home to her mobile home, on arrival home the IRA burst in firing up to 10 shots killing Margaret with her baby daughter in the next room. The murder was condemned by the Orange Order, Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association & Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich.

Roll of Honour for ex members of the Regiment.
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Read the story by the sister of Private Roger Love.
Private Love
murdered in 1991 & this article tells you how his sister heard the news
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