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Kavanagh, John
27 January 1971 (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot by Blackstaff River, off Roden Street, Belfast.
Watt, Bernard
06 February 1971 (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Chatham Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Saunders, James
06 February 1971 (22) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Louisa Street, off Oldpark Road, Belfast.
Curtis, Robert
06 February 1971 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, New Lodge Road, Belfast.
Bell, Albert
07 February 1971 (25) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Found shot by the side of the Belfast to Crumlin Road, Ballyhill, near Belfast, County Antrim.
Eakins, John
09 February 1971 (52) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed while travelling in Landrover, which detonated landmine on track, Brougher Mountain, near Trillick, County Tyrone. British Army (BA) mobile patrol intended target.
Thomas, William
09 February 1971 (35) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed while travelling in Landrover, which detonated landmine on track, Brougher Mountain, near Trillick, County Tyrone. British Army (BA) mobile patrol intended target.
Edgar, Harry
09 February 1971 (26) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed while travelling in Landrover, which detonated landmine on track, Brougher Mountain, near Trillick, County Tyrone. British Army (BA) mobile patrol intended target.
Henson, David
09 February 1971 (24) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Englishman temporarily working in Northern Ireland. Killed while travelling in Landrover, which detonated landmine on track, Brougher Mountain, near Trillick, County Tyrone. British Army (BA) mobile patrol intended target.
Beck, George
09 February 1971 (43) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed while travelling in Landrover, which detonated landmine on track, Brougher Mountain, near Trillick, County Tyrone. British Army (BA) mobile patrol intended target.
Laurie, John
15 February 1971 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died seven days after being shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Crumlin Road, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Patterson, Cecil
26 February 1971 (45) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Etna Drive, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Buckley, Robert
26 February 1971 (30) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Etna Drive, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Jolliffe, William
28 February 1971 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died from inhaling fumes from fire extinguisher, when British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier came under petrol bomb attack, Westland Street, Bogside, Derry.
Halligan, William
06 March 1971 (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Balaclava Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
Hughes, Charles
08 March 1971 (26) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot while leaving house, Leeson Street, Lower Falls, Belfast. Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) / Irish Republican Army (IRA) feud.
McCaughey, Dougald
10 March 1971 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot, Squire's Hill, Ligoniel, Belfast.
McCaig, Joseph
10 March 1971 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot, Squire's Hill, Ligoniel, Belfast.
McCaig, John
10 March 1971 (17) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot, Squire's Hill, Ligoniel, Belfast.
McKeague, Isabella
08 May 1971 (67) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Died in fire which followed incendiary bomb attack on shop below her flat, Albertbridge Road, Belfast.
Reid, William
15 May 1971 (32) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Academy Street, Belfast.
Bankier, Robert
22 May 1971 (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot by sniper as he left British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Cromac Square, Markets, Belfast.
Willets, Michael
25 May 1971 (27) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by time bomb left inside Springfield Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Belfast.
O'Leary, Martin
06 July 1971 (20) nfNIRI
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
From County Cork. Died two days after being injured in premature bomb explosion at Mogul Mines, Silvermines, County Tipperary.
Cusack, Seamus
08 July 1971 (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Abbey Park, Bogside, Derry.
Beattie, Desmond
08 July 1971 (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Lecky Road, Bogside, Derry.
Walker, David
12 July 1971 (30) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper, while leaving British Army (BA) observation post, Northumberland Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
Barton, Richard
14 July 1971 (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Shaw's Road, Andersonstown, Belfast.
Thornton, Harry
07 August 1971 (30) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while driving past Springfield Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Belfast.
Hatton, Malcolm
08 August 1971 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Brompton Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Atwell, William
09 August 1971 (40) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Security man. Killed by nail bomb thrown into Mackie's factory, Springfield Road, Belfast.
Worthington, Sarah
09 August 1971 (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot in her home, Velsheda Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
McGuigan, Leo
09 August 1971 (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along Estoril Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
McAdorey, Patrick
09 August 1971 (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Alliance Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Beattie, John
09 August 1971 (17) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot, from British Army (BA) observation post in Clonard Monastery, while driving van along Ashmore Street, Shankill, Belfast.
Quinn, Francis
09 August 1971 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Springfield Park, Ballymurphy, Belfast, by BA snipers from the nearby New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, while going to the aid of a wounded man.
Mullan, Hugh
09 August 1971 (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Catholic Priest. Shot during gun battle, Springfield Park, Ballymurphy, Belfast, by BA snipers from the nearby New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, while going to the aid of a wounded man.
McGuinness, Francis
09 August 1971 (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Finaghy Road North, Belfast.
Healey, Desmond
09 August 1971 (14) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Lenadoon Avenue, Belfast.
Connolly, Joan
09 August 1971 (50) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as she stood opposite New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, Springfield Road, Belfast.
Teggart, Daniel
09 August 1971 (44) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he stood opposite New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, Springfield Road, Belfast.
Phillips, Noel
09 August 1971 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he stood opposite New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, Springfield Road, Belfast.
Murphy, Joseph
09 August 1971 (41) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he stood opposite New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, Springfield Road, Belfast. He died on 22 August 1971.
Donnell, Winston
09 August 1971 (22) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while at British Army (BA) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), Clady near Strabane, County Tyrone.
Watson, Norman
10 August 1971 (53) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while driving along Irish Street, Armagh.
Challoner, Paul
10 August 1971 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Bligh's Lane, Creggan, Derry.
Doherty, Edward
10 August 1971 (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Laverty, John
11 August 1971 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along path by St Aidan's Primary School, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Stronge, William
11 August 1971 (46) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Shot while moving furniture from sister's home, Ballyclare Street, Belfast.
Simpson, Seamus
11 August 1971 (21) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while throwing bomb at British Army (BA) foot patrol, Rossnareen Avenue, Andersonstown, Belfast.
McKavanagh, William
11 August 1971 (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while in McAuley Street, Markets, Belfast.
Ferris, William
12 August 1971 (38) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died two days after being shot while travelling in car along Crumlin Road, Belfast.
Herron, Hugh
13 August 1971 (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Long Tower Street, Derry.
Robinson, John
14 August 1971 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Butler Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Lafferty, Eamon
18 August 1971 (20) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Kildrum Gardens, Creggan, Derry.
McDevitt, Eamon
18 August 1971 (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Deaf and dumb man, shot during street disturbances, Fountain Street, Strabane, County Tyrone.
McKerr, John
20 August 1971 (49) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died nine days after being shot while standing outside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Crozier, George
23 August 1971 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper, outside Flax Street British Army (BA) base, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Beggs, Henry
25 August 1971 (23) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on NIES office, Malone Road, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
Corr, Joseph
27 August 1971 (43) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died 16 days after being shot at the junction of Springfield Road and Divismore Crescent, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Armstrong, Ian
29 August 1971 (33) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Loring, Clifford
31 August 1971 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died one day after being shot at British Army (BA) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), Stockman's Lane, Belfast.
Veitch, Francis
03 September 1971 (23) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on guard duty outside Kinawley Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, County Fermanagh.
Gallagher, Angela
03 September 1971 (1) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while in pram, during sniper attack on nearby British Army (BA) patrol, Iveagh Crescent, Falls, Belfast.
Warnock, John
04 September 1971 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol passing Derrybeg Park, Newry, County Down.
McGavigan, Annette
06 September 1971 (14) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, while standing at the corner of Blucher Street and Westland Street, Derry.
Stewardson, David
09 September 1971 (29) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed attempting to defuse bomb at Castlerobin Orange Hall, Drumankelly, near Lisburn, County Antrim.
Carroll, Martin
14 September 1971 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot by sniper at British Army (BA) base, Eastway Gardens, Creggan, Derry.
Rudman, John
14 September 1971 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Edendork, near Coalisland, County Tyrone.
McGreanery, William
15 September 1971 (43) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died shortly after being shot by sniper from Bligh's Lane British Army (BA) base, while walking at the junction of Laburnum Terrace and Westland Street, Derry.
Carter, Paul
15 September 1971 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died one day after being shot outside Royal Victoria Hospital, Falls Road, Belfast.
Nelson, Samuel
16 September 1971 (46) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in abandoned car, Downing Street, Shankill, Belfast.
Herrington, Peter
17 September 1971 (28) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Brompton Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Leslie, Robert
18 September 1971 (20) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Abercorn Square, Strabane County Tyrone.
Finlay, James
21 September 1971 (31) Protestant
Status: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Died eight days after being injured in premature bomb explosion at house, Bann Street, Lower Oldpark, Belfast. Explosion occurred on 13 September 1971.
Curry, Rose
23 September 1971 (18) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in premature bomb explosion at house, Merrion Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
O'Hare, Gerard
23 September 1971 (17) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in premature bomb explosion at house, Merrion Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
Andrews, Alexander
29 September 1971 (60) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Killed in bomb attack on Four Step Inn, Shankill Road, Belfast.
Bates, Ernest
29 September 1971 (38) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Killed in bomb attack on Four Step Inn, Shankill Road, Belfast.
Sharpe, Peter
01 October 1971 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Kerrera Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
McDermott, Terence
02 October 1971 (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion outside electricity sub-station, Lambeg, near Lisburn, County Antrim.
Daly, Patrick
03 October 1971 (57) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun battle between Irish Republican Army (IRA) and British Army (BA), corner of Linden Street and Falls Road, Belfast.
Hall, Brian
04 October 1971 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) observation post, Cupar Street, Belfast.
Maxwell, Winifred
09 October 1971 (45) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on Fiddler's House Bar, Durham Street, Belfast.
Wilkins, Roger
11 October 1971 (32) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two weeks after being shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Letterkenny Road, Derry.
Thompson, John
12 October 1971 (21) Protestant
Status: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Died one month after being injured in premature bomb explosion at house, Bann Street, Lower Oldpark, Belfast. Incident occurred on 13 September 1971.
Cunningham, Cecil
15 October 1971 (46) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing car while sitting in stationary Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) car, junction of Woodvale Road and Twaddell Avenue, Belfast.
Haslett, John
15 October 1971 (21) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing car while sitting in stationary Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) car, junction of Woodvale Road and Twaddell Avenue, Belfast.
Hill, Joseph
16 October 1971 (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper during street disturbances, Columcille Court, Bogside, Derry.
Cox, Graham
17 October 1971 (35) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two days after being shot by sniper while travelling in British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
Hamilton, George
17 October 1971 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Glenalina Park, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Thompson, David
17 October 1971 (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he stood at the corner of Seaforde Street and Sheriff Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
Meehan, Maura
23 October 1971 (30) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in car warning local residents of British Army (BA) house raids, Cape Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
Maguire, Dorothy
23 October 1971 (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in car warning local residents of British Army (BA) house raids, Cape Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
Ruddy, Sean
23 October 1971 (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, from nearby roof top, during attempted robbery of man outside bank, Hill Street, Newry, County Down. Assumed to be an Irish Republican Army (IRA) member.
McLoughlin, Thomas
23 October 1971 (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, from nearby roof top, during attempted robbery of man outside bank, Hill Street, Newry, County Down. Assumed to be an Irish Republican Army (IRA) member.
Anderson, Robert
23 October 1971 (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, from nearby roof top, during attempted robbery of man outside bank, Hill Street, Newry, County Down. Assumed to be an Irish Republican Army (IRA) member.
Forsythe, Martin
24 October 1971 (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot by undercover RUC during bomb attack on Celebrity Club, Donegall Place, Belfast.
Lindsay, Robert
25 October 1971 (47) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two days after being shot during sniper attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, junction of Springfield Road and Falls Road, Belfast.
McFarland, Robert
26 October 1971 (26) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot in Altcar Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
Tilbury, David
27 October 1971 (29) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) observation post at the rear of Rosemount Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Derry.
Stevens, Angus
27 October 1971 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) observation post at the rear of Rosemount Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Derry.
Graham, Peter
27 October 1971 (26) nfNIRI
Status: Saor Eire (SE), Killed by: Saor Eire (SE)
From Dublin. Found shot at his flat, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin. Internal Saor Eire dispute.
Dodd, Ronald
27 October 1971 (34) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper when RUC mobile patrol arrived at scene of fire in a house, Gallagh, near Toome, County Antrim.
Powell, David
27 October 1971 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Kinawley, County Fermanagh.
McLarnon, Michael
29 October 1971 (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died shortly after being shot, while standing at the front door of his home, Etna Drive, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Devlin, Alfred
29 October 1971 (42) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Chichester Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, off Antrim Road, Belfast.
Booth, Norman
30 October 1971 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) observation post, junction of Springfield Road and Cupar Street, Belfast.
Copeland, John
31 October 1971 (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died two days after being shot near his home, Strathroy Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Doherty, Ian
31 October 1971 (27) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died three days after being shot while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Stockman's Lane, Belfast.
Kells, Thomas
31 October 1971 (19) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Found shot by the side of Flowbog Road, Dundrod, near Belfast, County Antrim.
Corry, Stanley
01 November 1971 (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while investigating burglary, Avoca Shopping Centre, Andersonstown, Belfast.
Russell, William
01 November 1971 (31) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while investigating burglary, Avoca Shopping Centre, Andersonstown, Belfast.
Cochrane, John
02 November 1971 (67) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attacks on drapery shop and Red Lion Bar, either side of Ormeau Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
Gemmell, Mary
02 November 1971 (55) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attacks on drapery shop and Red Lion Bar, either side of Ormeau Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
Jordan, William
02 November 1971 (31) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Injured in bomb attacks on drapery shop and Red Lion Bar, either side of Ormeau Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Belfast. Inadequate warning given. He died on 4 November 1971.
McGuire, Stephen
04 November 1971 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died seven weeks after being shot by sniper at Henry Taggart British Army (BA) base, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Quinn, Christopher
04 November 1971 (39) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along entry by Unity Flats, off Upper Library Street, Belfast.
Thompson, Kathleen
06 November 1971 (47) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot in the back garden of her home, Kildrum Gardens, Creggan, Derry.
Genge, Paul
07 November 1971 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot from passing car while walking along Tandragee Road, Lurgan, County Armagh.
Curtis, Ian
09 November 1971 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Foyle Road, Derry.
Hurley, Dermot
11 November 1971 (50) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while in shop at rear of Oldpark Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
Moore, Walter
11 November 1971 (37) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while in shop at rear of Oldpark Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
Heemskerk, Rene
12 November 1971 (18) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Dutch seaman. Shot in dentist's waiting room, Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
Charnley, Edwin
18 November 1971 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) guard duty at bus depot, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
Crossey, Michael
22 November 1971 (21) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Cellar Lounge Bar, Church Place, Lurgan, County Armagh.
Carr, Bridget
23 November 1971 (24) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From County Donegal. Died four days after being shot during sniper attack on nearby British Army (BA) patrol, while walking along Lifford Road, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Davies, Colin
24 November 1971 (38) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed attempting to defuse bomb left in car showroom, William Street, Lurgan, County Armagh.
Hankin, Ian
27 November 1971 (27) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Customs official. Shot by snipers firing at British Army (BA) patrol which had just arrived after bomb attack on Killeen Customs Post, near Newry, County Armagh.
O'Neill, James
27 November 1971 (39) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Customs official. Shot by snipers firing at British Army (BA) patrol which had just arrived after bomb attack on Killeen Customs Post, near Newry, County Armagh.
Nicholls, Paul
27 November 1971 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, St James Crescent, Falls, Belfast.
Benner, Robert
29 November 1971 (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Originally from Dundalk, County Louth. Off duty. Found shot, Teer, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Gibney, Vivien
01 December 1971 (17) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died four days after being shot during Irish Republican Army (IRA) sniper attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Cliftonville Circus, Belfast.
McGurk, Philomena
04 December 1971 (46) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
McGurk, Maria
04 December 1971 (14) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Cromie, James
04 December 1971 (13) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Colton, John
04 December 1971 (49) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
McLaughlin, Thomas
04 December 1971 (55) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Milligan, David
04 December 1971 (53) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Smyth, James
04 December 1971 (58) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Bradley, Francis
04 December 1971 (62) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Kane, Thomas
04 December 1971 (48) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Irvine, Kathleen
04 December 1971 (53) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Garry, Philip
04 December 1971 (73) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Kane, Edward
04 December 1971 (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Keenan, Edward
04 December 1971 (69) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Keenan, Sarah
04 December 1971 (58) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Spotswood, Robert
04 December 1971 (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on McGurk's bar, junction of Gt. George's Street and North Queen Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Thompson, Mary
06 December 1971 (61) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by wall collapsing onto her, shortly after bomb attack on building next door, Salvation Army Citadel, Dublin Road, Belfast.
Wilson, Denis
07 December 1971 (31) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Curlagh, near Caledon, County Tyrone.
Russell, Sean
08 December 1971 (30) Catholic
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, New Barnsley Crescent, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Snow, Jeremy
08 December 1971 (35) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died four days after being shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, New Lodge, Belfast.
Smyth, Kenneth
10 December 1971 (28) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while travelling to work in car, Clady, near Strabane, County Tyrone.
McCormick, Daniel
10 December 1971 (29) Catholic
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while travelling to work in car, Clady, near Strabane, County Tyrone.
Parker, Joseph
10 December 1971 (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during altercation with British Army (BA) patrol, Toby Hall, Butler Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
King, Harold
11 December 1971 (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Balmoral Furnishing Company, Shankill Road, Belfast.
Bruce, Hugh
11 December 1971 (70) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Balmoral Furnishing Company, Shankill Road, Belfast.
Munn, Tracey
11 December 1971 (2) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Balmoral Furnishing Company, Shankill Road, Belfast.
Nicholl, Colin
11 December 1971 (0) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Balmoral Furnishing Company, Shankill Road, Belfast.
Barnhill, John
12 December 1971 (65) Protestant
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Ulster Unionist Stormont Senator. Shot during bomb attack on his home, Brickfield House, near Strabane, County Tyrone.
McShane, Martin
14 December 1971 (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot outside youth centre, Macrory Park, Coalisland, County Tyrone.
Aspinwall, Anthony
16 December 1971 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Alma Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
Sheridan, James
18 December 1971 (20) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in car, King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.
Bateson, John
18 December 1971 (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in car, King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.
Lee, Martin
18 December 1971 (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in car, King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.
McCallum, James
18 December 1971 (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Barman, killed in bomb attack on Murtagh's Bar, Springfield Road, Belfast.
McCorry, Margaret
20 December 1971 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper during gun attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Crumlin Road, Belfast.
Lavery, John
21 December 1971 (60) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Publican. Killed by bomb which exploded as he attempted to carry it out of his bar, Lisburn Road, Belfast.
McDade, Gerald
21 December 1971 (23) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot shortly after being detained by British Army (BA) patrol, Kerrera Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Ham, Richard
29 December 1971 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Foyle Road, Brandywell, Derry.
McCabe, Jack
30 December 1971 (55) nfNIRI
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From County Cavan. Killed in premature bomb explosion in garage, Swords Road, Santry, Dublin.

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Footnotes - Age: (-9) missing. Religion: Catholic from Catholic community in NI; Protestant from Protestant community in NI; nfNI not from Northern Ireland killed in Northern Ireland; nfNIB killed in Britain; nfNIRI killed in Republic of Ireland. nfNIE killed elsewhere in Europe; Religion Summary: Catholic from Catholic community in NI; Protestant from Protestant community in NI; nfNI not from Northern Ireland. Status: status of person killed. Organisation: Organisation responsible for the killing. Summary of Status & Organsiation: British Security - British Security Forces; Republican Paramilitary - Republican Paramilitary Groups; Loyalist Paramilitary - Loyalist Paramilitary Groups; Irish Security - Irish Security Forces; not_known - organisation not known. Status & Organisation: (Civ) Civilian; (CivPA) Civilian Political Activist; (BA) British Army; (TA) British Army Territorial Army; (BP) British Police; (PO) Prison Officer; (xPO) ex-Prison Officer; (RAF) Royal Air Force; (RIR) Royal Irish Regiment; (RN) Royal Navy; (RUC) Royal Ulster Constabulary; (xRUC) ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary; (UDR) Ulster Defence Regiment; (xUDR) ex-Ulster Defence Regiment; (INLA) Irish National Liberation Army; (xINLA) ex-Irish National Liberation Army; (IPLO) Irish People's Liberation Organisation; (IPLOBB) Irish People's Liberation Organisation Belfast Brigade; (IRA) Irish Republican Army; (xIRA) ex-Irish Republican Army; (IRAF) Irish Republican Army Youth Section; (REP) non-specific Republican group; (OIRA) Official Irish Republican Army; (xOIRA) ex-Official Irish Republican Army; (OIRAF) Official Irish Republican Army Youth Section; (PLA) People's Liberation Army; (rIRA) real Irish Republican Army; (SE) Saor Eire; (LVF) Loyalist Volunteer Force; (LOY) non-specific Loyalist group; (RHC) Red Hand Commando; (UDA) Ulster Defence Association; (xUDA) ex-Ulster Defence Association; (UVF) Ulster Volunteer Force; (xUVF) ex-Ulster Volunteer Force; (GS) Garda Síochána; (IA) Irish Army; (nk) organisation not known.
See also: Note on the photographs.

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