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: 24th June 2003Aged 21, he came from Washington in Tyne and Wear, and was engaged to be married. Si Miller joined the Army in January 2000 and was posted to 156 Provost Company after passing the RMP junior non-commissioned officers course at Chichester. A qualified radio operator, he had served with 1 PARA on a deployment to Kenya. His parents, John and Continue Reading →
Published On: 24th June 2003Aged 20, he came from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala in Wales, and was single. He joined the Army in August 1998, initially serving with 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. He transferred to the RMP and joined 156 Provost Company in January 2002. He had served on operations in Sierra Leone and Northern Ireland and deployed to Jamaica on exercise. A popular Continue Reading →
Published On: 24th June 2003Aged 30, he came from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, and was married with one daughter. Russ Aston was the company physical training instructor and enjoyed an active social life within the unit. He joined the Army in 1993 and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March 2001 after service with the Grenadier Guards. Corporal Aston was military parachute trained, and had Continue Reading →