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


Dedicated to those killed in Road Traffic Accidents while serving with the Ulster Defence Regiment

I would just like to thank you on behalf of our family, for getting our fathers name on the national memorial, and with regards to the Palace Barracks Memorial Garden website. The details about his death, as much as I have ever been told are that the car accident happened due to ice on the road while returning home from Ladas Drive Barracks Intelligence Centre, Castlereagh, Belfast. my father and his friend, also UDR (I think his name was Spence) both died, and Mrs Spence and my mother were injured and in hospital for quite a while.

[ Cpl William Martin ]

His grave stone at Roselawn Cemetery. William Martin


[ Cpl Massey ]

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