Pte Edwin Paul Weston died 14 February 1973. He died in hospital after being shot by an IRA gunman in the Raglan Street/Cyprus Street area of the Falls Road. A Lance Corporal from the same patrol was also injured in the foot during this attack. The patrol had returned fire but no hits were recorded. He was single, aged 21 and came from Preston.
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Albert D. Owens MBE is the Memorial Custodian of the Palace Barracks Memorial Garden in Northern Ireland. A 74-year-old veteran of the Parachute Regiment and former member of the Red Devils.
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Published On: 23rd September 2012Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) died in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan on Friday 21 September 2012. Sergeant Kups was from Nuneaton, Warwickshire. He was born on 28 October 1973 and joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in June 1992 where he trained as an electronics technician. In the early Continue Reading →