His hooded body was found near Londonderry two days after his abduction by the IRA. His hands were tied behind his back, he was hooded, had been tortured and shot through the head. He had previous service with Royal Navy and originally came from England. 34th UDR soldier to be killed.
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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 →
Published On: 24th June 2003Aged 21, he came from Washington in Tyne and Wear, and was engaged to be married. Si Miller joined the Army in January 2000 and was posted to 156 Provost Company after passing the RMP junior non-commissioned officers course at Chichester. A qualified radio operator, he had served with 1 PARA on a deployment to Kenya. His parents, John and Continue Reading →
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 →