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, Kuwait, August 1990 - July 1991, Iraq 2003 and the United Kingdom. The Memorial Custodian is also responsible for the Memorial Garden at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

During the present troubles in Northern Ireland from 1969 2000. The first soldier killed in the present troubles was Gunner Curtis Royal Artillery 6th February 1971,  and the last L/Bdr Restorick Royal Artillery 12th February 1997.

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Gunner Robert Curtis Aged 20. Shot dead by a sniper while on foot patrol in the new lodge area of Belfast. Gunner Curtis was the first soldier to be killed by the IRA in the present troubles on the 06-02-1971.

L/Bdr John Laurie Aged 22. Died seven days after being shot by a sniper while on mobile patrol in the Crumlin Road area of Belfast. On the 15-02-1971.

Bdr Paul Challenor Aged 22. Shot dead while on foot patrol in the Creggan estate in Londonderry on the 10-08-1971. Also on Royal Horse Artillery page ... click here

Gnr Clifford Loring Aged 18. Died in Hospital the day after being shot, while he was manning a vehicle checkpoint in Stockmans Lane in Belfast. On the 31-08-1971.

Sgt Martin Carroll Aged 23. Shot dead by a sniper at the Army Base in the Creggan Londonderry on the 14-09-1971.

Gnr Angus Stevens Aged 18. Killed along with L/Bomb Tilbury when the Observation Post they were manning came under a bomb attack at the Rosemount RUC station in Londonderry on the 27-10-1971.

L/Bdr David Tilbury Aged 29. Killed along with Gunner Stevens when the observation post they were manning came under a bomb attack at the Rosemount RUC Station in Londonderry on the 27-10-1971.

Gnr Ian Docherty Aged 27. Shot while on Mobile patrol in Stockmans Lane , Belfast. He died of his injuries three days later on the 31-10-1971.

Gnr Richard Ham Aged 20. Shot dead while on foot patrol in the Brandywell Area of Londonderry on the 29-12-1971.

L/Bdr Eric Blackburn Aged 24. Killed in a bomb attack along with L/Bomb Thomasson while on foot patrol in the Rosemount Area of Londonderry on the 10-04-1972.

L/Bdr Brian Thomasson Aged 21. Killed in a bomb attack along with L/Bomb Blackburn while on foot patrol in the Rosemount Area of Londonderry on the 10-04-1972.

Gnr Victor Husband Aged 23. Killed in a landmine attack along with Gunner Robertson while they were on foot patrol near Rosslea, Co Fermanagh on the 02-06-1972.

Gnr Brian Robertson Aged 23. Killed in a Landmine attack along with Gunner Husband while they were on foot patrol near Rosslea, Co Fermanagh on the 02-06-1972.

Sgt Charles Coleman Aged29. Shot dead by a sniper while on mobile patrol in Tullymore Gardens, Andersontown, West Belfast on the 07-06-1972.

Gunner William Raistrick Aged 23. Shot dead by sniper in the Brooke Park Area of Londonderry on the 11-06-1972.

Bdr Terrence Jones Aged 23. Shot dead while on foot patrol in Great James Street , Londonderry on the 11-07-1972.

Gnr Leroy Gordon Aged 21.  Killed in a land mine attack along with L/Bombardier David Wynne while they were on a mobile patrol near Lisnaskea, Co, Fermanagh on the 07-08-1972.

L/Bdr David Wynne Aged 21. Killed in a Landmine attack along with Gnr Leroy Gordon while they were on a mobile patrol near Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh on the 07-08-1972.

Major David Storry Aged 36. Killed by a booby trapped bomb which had been left outside Casement Park Army Base, Anderson Town .West Belfast. On the 14-08-1972.

Gnr Robert Cutting Aged 18. Shot dead in a tragic shooting accident while on foot patrol at the junction of Lepper Street and Stratheden Street in the Newlodge  Area of Belfast on the 03-09-1972.

Gnr Paul Jackson Aged 21.  Killed while part of an EOD team, He was monitoring the bomb from the Army Personnel Carrier in the Strand Road area of Londonderry when the bomb exploded killing him on the 28-11-1972.

Gnr Idwal Evans Aged 20. Shot dead by a sniper while on foot patrol in the Bogside area of Londonderry on the 11-04-1973.

Gnr Kerry Venn Aged 22. Shot dead by a sniper while on foot patrol in the Shantallow Estate in Londonderry on the 28-04-1973.

Sgt Thomas Crump Aged 27.  Shot by a sniper while on foot patrol at the junction of the Foyle Road and Bishop Street in Londonderry, Sgt Crump died the following day in Hospital on the 03-05-1973.

Gnr Joseph Brookes Aged 20. Shot dead along with Bombardier Pisarek while they were on foot patrol in the Rossville Flats area of Londonderry on the 25-11-1973.

Bdr Heinz Pisarek Aged 30. Shot dead along with Gnr Joseph Brookes while they were on a patrol in the Rossville Flats area of Londonderry on the 25-11-1973.

Sgt John Haughey Aged 32. Killed by a remote controlled bomb, which had been hidden in a electricity distribution box and was detonated as his foot patrol was passing by in the Regan Area of Londonderry on the 21-01-1974.

Gnr Leonard Godden Aged 22. and Bombardier Terence Griffin Aged 24 A coach travelling from Manchester along the M62 was carrying servicemen their wives and families back to Catterick camp in Yorkshire after a weekend break. As the coach was approaching Huddersfield at 12-15am, The coach suddenly exploded ripping away the rear half. Police believe that bombers had hid 50lbs of explosive in the rear luggage compartment while it was parked up over the weekend in Manchester with its luggage compartment unlocked. The compartment reached under the rear seats of the crowded coach. The men , women and children at the rear of the coach were sitting on a time bomb. The explosion killed 11 of the back to camp passengers including a family of four Cpl Haughton Aged 23 his Wife Linda aged 22 and their two children Master Lee aged 5 and Master Robert aged 2 along with Gnr Godden and Bombardier Griffin. 14 people were also injured in this Bomb Outrage on the 04-02-1974. Bdr Terence Griffin Aged 24. As the Above Bomb Outrage

[ Bombardier Terence Griffin ]

Left .... Bdr Terence Griffin

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Gnr David Farrington Aged 23. Shot dead while he was manning a pedestrian checkpoint at Chapel Lane in the centre of Belfast on the 13-03-1974.

Lt/Col John Stevenson Aged 53. Shot dead by gunmen who had found out he lived in the Otterburn Training area They killed him at his remote home on the training area on the 08-04-1974.

Gnr Kim MacCunn Aged 18. Shot dead by a sniper while on foot patrol in the New Lodge Area of West Belfast on the 22-06-1974.

Sgt Bernard Fearns Aged 34. Shot dead by a sniper as he led a foot patrol in Hillman Street in the New Lodge Area of West Belfast on the 30-07-1974.

Gnr Richard Dunne Aged 42. Killed while he was off duty and drinking with friends in the Kings Arms Public house in Woolwich, London, when a bomb was thrown through the window, on the 08-11-1974.

Gnr Cyril MacDonald Aged 43 and Cfn Colin McInnes Aged 20. Killed 18th December 1975. Both of these soldiers were actually killed together while manning an OP/Sanga on the Derry Wall next to the entrance into the city on Strand Road. Both were serving members of 42 Hvy Regt RA stationed in Fallingbostell BFPO 38

Cfn McInnes was REME attached to 42 Hvy Regt, and attached to 18 Bty of that regiment from the unit workshop for this tour. Gnr MacDonald was a member of 18 Bty and not long due to be discharged on return to Germany in April 1976

NOTE: Thanks to Cliff for the above information

Gnr Mark Ashford Aged 19. Shot dead while manning a busy pedestrian check point in Great James Street in Londonderry on the 17-01-1976.

Gnr William Miller Aged 19. Shot dead by a sniper while manning a busy pedestrian check point at Butcher Street in Londonderry on the 03-07-1976.

Gnr Anthony Abbot Aged 20. Ambushed and killed by snipers while checking out an abandoned car along with Gnr Murphy who was fatally wounded in the attack in the Ardoyne Area of Belfast on the 24-10-1976.

Gnr Maurice Murphy Aged 26. Ambushed and Fatally wounded by a group of snipers while checking out an abandoned car in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, Gnr Abbot was killed at the scene on the 24-10-1976,Gunner Murphy died of his wounds in Hospital on the 22-11-1976.

Gnr Edmund Frank Muller Aged 18. Shot dead by a sniper while manning a Vehicle Check Point I the Old Park Area of Belfast on the 11-01-1977.

Gnr George Muncaster Aged 19. Shot dead by a sniper while on foot patrol in the Markets Area of Belfast on the 23-01-1977.

Gnr Paul Sheppard Aged 20. Killed while on mobile patrol on the Clifton Park Avenue in Belfast when the patrol he was part of was attacked with machine Guns on the 01-03-1978.

Gnr Richard Furminger Aged 19. Killed in a landmine attack along with Signaller Reece who were driving along the Cathedral Road in Armagh.  They were both attached to 321 EOD when they were killed.

Gnr Alan Ayrton Aged 21. Killed in a Landmine attack with three of his colleagues, Gunners Beck, Evans and Richards while on mobile patrol on the Ballygawley Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone on the 16-12-1979.

Gnr William Beck Aged 23. Killed in a landmine attack with three of his colleagues, Gunners Evans, Richards and Ayrton, while on mobile patrol on the Ballygawley Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone on the 16-12-1979.

Gnr Simon Evans Aged 19. Killed in a landmine explosion with three of his colleagues, Gunners Richards, Ayrton, and Beck, while on mobile patrol on the Ballygawley Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone on the 16-12-1979.

Gnr Keith Richards Aged 19. Killed in a landmine explosion with three of his colleagues, Gunners Ayrton, Beck and Richards, while on mobile patrol on the Ballygawley Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone on the 16-12-1979.

L/Bdr Kevin Waller Aged 20. Killed by a remote controlled bomb, hidden in a drainpipe, which was detonated when the foot patrol he was part of, passed by. Two civilians were caught in the blast and also killed on the 16-09-1982.

Gnr Lyndon Morgan Aged 20. killed by a remote controlled bomb that was hidden in a hedgerow and detonated as the foot patrol he was part of, was passing. On the 26-04-1988

Gnr Miles Amos Aged 18. Killed in a landmine explosion with a colleague L/Bombardier Cummins while on mobile patrol on the Buncrana Road near Londonderry on the 08-03-1989

L/Bdr Stephen Cummins Aged 24. Killed in a landmine explosion with a colleague Gunner Amos while on mobile patrol on the Buncrana Road Near Londonderry on the 08-03-1989.

Major Michael Dillion-Lee Aged 35. Shot dead by gunmen out side his married quarter in Dortmund, West Germany on the 02-06-1990.  The IRA claimed responsibility for the killing.

L/Bdr Paul Garrett Aged 23. Shot Dead by a sniper while on foot patrol in Victoria Street, Keady, County Armagh on the 02-12-1993.

L/Bdr Stephen Restorick Aged 23. Shot dead by a sniper while manning a permanent Vehicle Check Point in Green Road near to Bessbrook Mill Army Base, on the 12-02-1997.

Also on Royal Horse Artillery page ... click here

L/Bomb Stephen Restorick

"May they rest in peace"

M62 Coach Bomb Outrage

On the 4th February 1974. A coach travelling from Manchester along the M62 was carrying servicemen their wives and families  back to Catterick camp in Yorkshire, after a weekend break. As the coach was approaching Huddersfield at 12.15am,  It suddenly exploded ripping away the rear half of the coach. Police believe that bombers had hid 50lbs of explosive in the  rear luggage compartment of the coach while it was parked up over the weekend in Manchester with its luggage compartment unlocked.  The compartment reached under the rear seat of the crowded coach. Men Women and children at the rear of the coach were virtually  sitting on a time-bomb. The Explosion killed eleven of the back to camp passengers including a family of four.

Cpl Clifford Haughton (2RRF) Age 23 Mrs Linda Haughton Age 22 Master Lee Haughton Age 5 Master Robert Haughton Age 2

L/Cpl James J McShane (2RRF) Age 28. Fusilier Jack Hynes (2RRF) Age 19. Fusilier Stephen Whalley (2RRF) Age 18.

A personal account by Philip Hutchinson...

On the night of that incident we left Manchester at 11pm for Catterick camp. I was sat at the back and Fusilier Stephen Whalley was about half way down on the left of the coach. As the we left Manchester Stephen asked me (Philip Hutchinson) to swap seats as he wanted to talk to another one of his friends. This I did and went to sit where he was sitting... After about an hour the bomb exploded injuring Stephen.

Fusilier Whalley died of his injuries three day later on the 7th February 1974 Fourteen others were injured.

Fusilier Steve Whalley 

Fusilier Stephen Whalley

During the present troubles in Northern Ireland from 1969 2000. The first soldier killed in the present troubles was Gunner Curtis Royal Artillery 6th February 1971,  and the last L/Bombadier Restorick Royal Artillery 12th February 1997.

(Let us hope and pray no more of our servicemen and servicewomen shall pay the ultimate price for peace in Northern Ireland) Memorial Custodian... Palace Barracks Memorial Garden