WO2 William R. Vines

2 Para | 5.05.1973

WO2 William R. Vines

killed on foot patrol near Crossmaglen when he walked past a mine that was detonated from a wire that led across the border.

Two other soldiers sent to the scene were killed by second booby trap concealed nearby in what was to become a favoured IRA tactic of the so-called 'two-step operation'.

Sergeant Major Vines was married just three weeks before he was killed.

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