Captain Anthony Pollen was shot dead on April 14, 1974 when he was confronted by marchers taking part in the annual republican Easter commemoration in the city, which was that year attended by IRA leader Dáithí Ó Conaill.
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Published On: 24th September 2012Captain James Anthony Townley from the Corps of Royal Engineers died in Afghanistan on Friday 21 September 2012. Captain Townley died in Camp Bastion, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, from wounds sustained whilst serving at Forward Operating Base Shawqat. Captain James Townley was born on 22 September 1982 in Tunbridge Wells. He grew up near Glastonbury in Somerset, going to Continue Reading →
Published On: 24th September 2012Captain Carl Manley of the Royal Marines died in Afghanistan on Monday 24 September 2012. He died at Bagram Air Force Base from what are believed to be natural causes. Captain Manley, aged 41, was a Royal Marines officer who had served his nation with dedication and courage for more than twenty years. His Commanding Officer said: "His combination of Continue Reading →