1979

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


15 March Pte Robert J Mc Nally Portadown
13 April L/ Cpl Tommy Armstrong Tynan
25 April Pte John Graham Seskimore, Omagh
29 April Pte George S Gibson Edendork, Dungannon
6 June Pte Alexander Gore South Belfast
19 June Pte John A Hannigan Omagh
24 June Pte James J Porter Mountnorris, Glenanne
15 October Cpl Herbert Kernaghan Rosslea
19 October Pte A Robinson Kilcootry, Fintona
30 October Cpl Fred H Irwin Dungannon

 

Private Robert J Mc Nally.
Robert Mc Nally died on the 15th March after an INLA booby trap bomb exploded under his car on the 6th March. He was leaving West Street car park, Portadown. It was the first recorded incident of the use of a mercury tilt device.

Private Alexander Gore.
A full time soldier who had only been married for 4 months and was survived by a pregnant wife. He died after the IRA mounted an attack on the Malone Road barracks from the back of a lorry, they fired over 40 rounds and threw a grenade.

As well as the death of Pte. Gore 3 other soldiers were also injured.

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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