Fatally injured by an IRA booby trap planted under his Dept of Environment van. The device exploded not far from his home as his wife and his baby daughter waved goodbye. He died three hours later in hospital. Private Norman McKinley, best man at his wedding, bridesmaid Private Heather Kerrigan and guest Private Greg Elliott were killed by terrorists in the same year. 140th UDR soldier to be killed.
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Published On: 12th July 1978Private Jack Fisher, from Hartlepool, served with A Company, The 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA). He was killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack while serving in Northern Ireland, close to the border town of Crossmaglen at the end of a four month tour. Private Jack Fisher died on 12 July 1978, aged 19 years old. He Continue Reading →