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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On This Day
Published On: 22nd February 1972On the 22nd February 1972 a large car bomb exploded at the Officers Mess of 16 Parachute Brigade in Aldershot, Hampshire. Killing a Roman Catholic Army Padre, 5 Women Cleaners and a Gardener. The official IRA claimed responsibility for this outrage. Father Gerard Edward Weston MBE Thelma Bosley Joan Lunn Margaret Grant Jill Mansfield Cherie Munton John Haslar