Royal Pioneer Corps


Pte Philip Drake. Aged 18. Shot dead by a sniper while on mobile patrol in the Drumbeg Area, Craigavon. County Armagh on the 26/08/1974.


Pte Sohan Virdee. Aged 20. While off duty he was lured to a house were he was shot dead by the IRA in the Stranmillis Park area, Belfast on the 05/08/1981.


Cpl Derek Hayes. Aged 28. Killed when a booby trapped bomb exploded while the foot patrol he was part of, he was searching a field in the Crossmaglen Area of County Armagh on the 21/05/1988.

Was killed along with his dog in a terrorist booby-trap bomb at Castleblayney Road, Crossmaglen. He went forward to investigate a box, partly hidden in a ditch, and on doing so the bomb detonated. 

Corporal Hayes was buried with the ashes of his dog.