1978

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


12 January Cpl Cecil Grills Newry
7 February Sgt John Eaglesham Rock, Cookstown
8 February Cpl William Gordon Maghera
14 April Cpl William Mc Kee Creggan, Omagh
25 June Pte Alan Ferguson Belcoo
6 October Capt Charles Henning Patrick St., Newry
27 November Sgt Robert Batchelor West Belfast

 

Sgt John Eaglesham.
A part- time soldier as well as a postman, he was on his normal rounds near the village of Rock, Co Tyrone when he was attacked by the IRA from both sides of the road while he was driving his post van, although John was able to draw his pistol he wasn't able to return fire.

As well as being in the UDR John Eaglesham had been in the regular army as well as the TAVR.

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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