Killed when an IRA landmine exploded as the landrover he was travelling in drove along the Cookstown to Omagh Road. Roy died from a fatal head injury. Three colleagues were also injured. 42nd UDR soldier to be killed.
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Published On: 17th February 1978Corden-Lloyd’s battalion was deployed to Northern Ireland in December 1977, at a time when hostilities in the province were at their peak. A few days after their arrival, his troops suffered their first casualties and regular engagements with the Provisional IRA continued over the following weeks. On 17 February, a Green Jackets observation post deployed around the village of Jonesborough Continue Reading →