He was shot and killed by an IRA gunman whilst at a polling station at St Joseph’s School in Slate Street, West Belfast. The gunman fired five shots in total. The polling at the time was a referendum whether or not Northern Ireland should remain in the UK. He was 21, single and came from Atherton in Lancashire.
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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 23, he came from Northallerton in Yorkshire and was single. Ben Hyde joined the Army in June 2001 and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March 2002, where he served with the Parachute Provost Platoon. A qualified radio operator, he was on his first operational tour. His father John issued the following statement: Ben was an extremely charismatic Continue Reading →