Welcome to Palace Barracks Memorial Garden, these memorials stones are dedicated to some of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Armed Forces.

The Garden in Palace Barracks remembers some of those who have lost their lives in Northern Ireland, The Falkland Islands and the United Kingdom, the Memorial Custodian is also responsible for the Memorial Garden at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.


Northern Ireland

Falklands Islands

Felix Memorial Garden


On the 22nd February 1972 a large car bomb exploded at the Officers Mess of 16 Parachute Brigade in Aldershot, Hampshire. Killing a Roman Catholic Army Padre, 5 Women Cleaners and a Gardener. The official IRA claimed responsibility for this outrage.



Reverend Father Gerry E Weston MBE Had recently been awarded the MBE for his work in Northern Ireland while serving with one of the Parachute Battalions in the Province. Father Weston was buried with full military honours in his hometown of Liverpool.


Thelma Bosley Aged 44. Mrs Bosley was bringing up 3 young boys aged 6,14,and 16 on her own, her eldest son who was aged 22 was serving with the Parachute Regiment, After the outrage the boys were separated and ended up in various children’s homes till they were 18. Mrs Bosley was buried in Aldershot.


Joan Lunn Aged 39. Mother of two teenage daughters and a son, The family lived in Tongham, Hampshire.


Margaret Grant Aged 32. Wife of an ex Parachute Regiment Soldier and the mother of 3 children. The family lived in Aldershot but were planning to emigrate to Canada.

[ Margaret Grant ]


Jill Mansfield Aged 34. She was a cleaner at the Officers mess, Jill had one son called Dean age 8 years old when she was killed. Jill is buried in a Civilian Cemetery in Aldershot. Hants.

Dean Mansfield at his Mothers grave in Aldershot. He was about eight and a few months old. He had just been knocked over by a car walking to school which as you can see, why his right leg is in a cast. The Headstone was provided by the Army for his Mothers grave


John Haslar Aged 58. From Aldershot.


Cheri Munton Aged 20. Was single and lived with her mother and stepfather in Eggars Hill in Aldershot, Hampshire.


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