Died on 04 Mar 91 of injuries he received in an IRA mortar attack on 01 Mar 1991. He was the driver of a landrover hit by a Mark 12 mortar, a type of home made weapon used for the first time. His colleague Private Paul Sutcliffe died in the explosion and three other colleagues were injured, one lost a leg above the knee. 191st UDR soldier to be killed.
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Published On: 6th March 1980Ambushed by IRA gunmen as he fed cattle. His body was found in the field and had been hit eight times, six shots fired into his body as he lay on the ground. His neighbour Thomas Armstrong, a serving UDR soldier was shot dead the previous Good Friday. Henry lived with his elderly widowed mother nearby and she heard the Continue Reading →
Published On: 6th March 2012Private Daniel Wilford, 21, was from Huddersfield. He joined 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in April 2010. He deployed to Canada as a Warrior Gunner in June 2011 before deploying to Afghanistan in the same role in February 2012. He was an extremely effective Warrior gunner and had a thorough knowledge of the vehicle and its weapon systems. Away from Continue Reading →
Published On: 6th March 2012Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, was from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. He joined the Battalion in December 2008 and his potential was immediately recognised. Corporal Hartley had a very bright future in the Army and he was already promoting well ahead of his years, which is testament to his soldiering ability. Perhaps more importantly, Corporal Hartley had an innate ability to inspire Continue Reading →
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