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Draft List of Deaths Related to the Conflict in 2002

The following page has been compiled by Martin Melaugh to complement the Index of Deaths (1969-2001) by Malcolm Sutton. The information below is in draft form and should be treated with some caution. Some of the deaths listed below may be shown later to be unrelated to the conflict.

 

3 January 2002
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William Campbell (19) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Killed in premature explosion, while handling a pipe bomb, in Winston Way in the Heights area of Coleraine, County Derry.
12 January 2002
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Daniel McColgan (20) Catholic
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot close to his place of work at a postal sorting depot at Barna Square, Rathcoole, Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
21 February 2002
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Matthew Burns (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Shot dead while sitting in car in Castlewellan, County Down. [There were media reports of a suspected drugs link to the killing. There were also claims that Republican paramilitaries were responsible for the killing.]
21 July 2002
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Gerard Lawlor (19) Catholic
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot dead on Floral Road as he walked to his home on the Whitewell Road, north Belfast.
1 August 2002
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David Caldwell (51) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: "real" Irish Republican Army (rIRA)
Died when a booby trap bomb exploded at the Territorial Army base, Limavady Road, Derry.
12 August 2002
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Chris Whitson (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Gary Davison and Gillian Agnew
Beaten and severely injured in a sectarian attack on 4 August 2002 in the carpark of Kelly's Nightclub, Portrush, County Antrim. Whitson was from Strathmore Park in Belfast and had been celebrating his brother's birthday with friends at the time of the incident. [On 20 April 2005 two people, Gary Davison (31) and Gillian Rose Agnew (24), pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges.]
13 September 2002
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Stephen Warnock (35) Protestant
Status: Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), Killed by: Red Hand Commando (RHC)
Shot as he sat in a car in Circular Road, Newtownards, County Down. [The killing may have been part of a Loyalist feud.]
4 October 2002
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Thomas Geoffrey Gray (41) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot dead with a shotgun in Ravenhill Avenue, Belfast. [The killing may have been part of a Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) / Ulster Defence Association (UDA) feud.]
30 November 2002
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Mark Apsley (38) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA) ?
Shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Dickson Park, Ballygowan, County Down. [The media reported that the killing may have been the result of a dispute with a senior UDA figure in Belfast.]
25 December 2002
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David Cupples (25) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Beaten on his way to work at Girdwood Army base in Clifton Park Avenue, north Belfast. Believed to have been mistaken for a Catholic.
27 December 2002
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Jonathan Stewart (22) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot dead while attending a party at a house in Manor Street, north Belfast.
Uncertain if conflict-related
16 January 2002
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Stephen McCullough (39) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Unknown
Found dead at the bottom of cliff at Cavehill in north Belfast. [It is still unclear whether he died by accident, suicide, or foul play.]
17 April 2002
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Barney McDonald (51) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Taxi driver. Shot while sitting in his stationary car, outside a snooker club at Donaghmore, near Dungannon, County Tyrone. [There were claims that Republican paramilitaries were responsible for the killing.]
10 June 2002
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Mark Fulton (42) Protestant
Status: Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), Killed by: (Suicide)
Found lying on his bed, with a belt around his neck, in his cell in Maghaberry Prison.
6 July 2002
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William Morgan (27) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Killed when struck by a 'hit-and-run' driver in a stolen car in North queen Street, north Belfast. [The killing was viewed as sectarian because the driver of the car appeared to deliberately mount the pavement.]
13 October 2002
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Alex McKinley (22) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Shot and mortally wounded on 7 October 2002 at Euston Street, in the Woodstock Road area of Belfast. Died from his wounds on 13 October 2002. [At Belfast's magistrates court on Wednesday 3 March 2004 a police detective stated that the murder had nothing to do with the then on-going loyalist feud. On Tuesday 19 September 2006 two men were sentenced for their part in the conspiracy to kill McKinley.]

 

Notes:

For deaths between 1969 and 2001 see:
Malcolm Sutton's on-line database of deaths 1969-2001
based on a revised and updated version of Malcolm Sutton's book.

See also:
Draft lists of (yearly) deaths related to the conflict (in separate Web pages):
2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013  
and
Draft list of deaths related to the conflict from 2002 to the present (in a single Web page).

 

Note on the photographs:
Most of the photographs in this section were provided by family members, relatives or friends of the person killed, to the local media at the time of death. In most cases the photographs were taken by a member of the family, a relative or a friend. At the time the photographs were provided to the local media, the name of the photographer was not recorded. No payment was made for the photograph. In some cases the original image was never returned.
Copyright of the photographs
Copyright © of the photographs remains with the (unknown) original photographer. If anyone believes they own the copyright of any of the photographs in this section, and objects to its reproduction on this Web site, they should contact the CAIN Director.
Sources:
The photographs were obtained from various sources including: newspapers, magazines, books, other publications, video, memorials, Web sites, etc.
Removal of photographs:
If the nearest relative of any of those killed, objects to the use of a particular photograph then the image will be removed from this site. If the nearest relative would prefer a different photograph to be used this can be arranged.
Appeal for additional photographs:
If anyone has a photograph, or a series of photographs, of any of those killed during the conflict and would be willing to donate a (digital) copy to the Archive, please contact the CAIN Director. Please do not sent original photographs by post.

 


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