Stabbed to death by the IRA near his home. His throat had been cut twice. He had been staying with neighbours to avoid attack but was killed when he went home to feed his dog. The terrorists left a booby trap device to kill members of the Security Forces arriving at the scene. Fortunately it was detonated by livestock. His cousin and two neighbours serving in the Regiment were also killed by the IRA. 54th UDR soldier to be killed.
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On This Day
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 →