Ulster Defence Regiment

This page is dedicated to those who paid the ultimate price in the name of their country during the bloodiest thirty-odd years of domestic British history.


The UDR Soldier As poppy petal gently fall Remember us who gave our all Not in the mud of foreign lands Nor buried in the desert sands. In Ulster field and farm and town, Fermanagh's lanes and drumlin'd Down We died that violent death should cease And Ulstermen might live in peace. We did not serve because we hate Nor bitterness our hearts dictate. But we were they who must aspire To quench the flame of terror's fire. Grieve not for us, but this we ask, Let others yet take up the task. John Potter


L/Cpl Kenny A. Newell Age 31 (Part Time) B. Coy. 27th November 1991. Abducted with a colleague near Crossmaglen by the IRA as he off-loaded his lorry, his body was found later at a road side verge, he had been shot in the head. His helper who was abducted with him was later released by the IRA unharmed, they had not realised that he too was a part time soldier in the Regiment. He was married and off duty at the time of his abduction and death.