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27 January 1971
Kavanagh, John (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot by Blackstaff River, off Roden Street, Belfast.
06 February 1971
Watt, Bernard (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Chatham Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
06 February 1971
Saunders, James (22) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Louisa Street, off Oldpark Road, Belfast.
06 February 1971
Curtis, Robert (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.
07 February 1971
Bell, Albert (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.
09 February 1971
Eakins, John (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.
09 February 1971
Thomas, William (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.
09 February 1971
Edgar, Harry (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.
09 February 1971
Henson, David (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.
09 February 1971
Beck, George (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.
15 February 1971
Laurie, John (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.
26 February 1971
Patterson, Cecil (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.
26 February 1971
Buckley, Robert (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.
28 February 1971
Jolliffe, William (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.
06 March 1971
Halligan, William (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Balaclava Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
08 March 1971
Hughes, Charles (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.
10 March 1971
McCaughey, Dougald (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot, Squire's Hill, Ligoniel, Belfast.
10 March 1971
McCaig, Joseph (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot, Squire's Hill, Ligoniel, Belfast.
10 March 1971
McCaig, John (17) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot, Squire's Hill, Ligoniel, Belfast.
08 May 1971
McKeague, Isabella (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.
15 May 1971
Reid, William (32) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Academy Street, Belfast.
22 May 1971
Bankier, Robert (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.
25 May 1971
Willets, Michael (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.
06 July 1971
O'Leary, Martin (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.
08 July 1971
Cusack, Seamus (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Abbey Park, Bogside, Derry.
08 July 1971
Beattie, Desmond (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Lecky Road, Bogside, Derry.
12 July 1971
Walker, David (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.
14 July 1971
Barton, Richard (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.
07 August 1971
Thornton, Harry (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.
08 August 1971
Hatton, Malcolm (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.
09 August 1971
Atwell, William (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.
09 August 1971
Worthington, Sarah (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot in her home, Velsheda Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
09 August 1971
McGuigan, Leo (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along Estoril Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
09 August 1971
McAdorey, Patrick (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Alliance Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast.
09 August 1971
Beattie, John (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.
09 August 1971
Quinn, Francis (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.
09 August 1971
Mullan, Hugh (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.
09 August 1971
McGuinness, Francis (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Finaghy Road North, Belfast.
09 August 1971
Healey, Desmond (14) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Lenadoon Avenue, Belfast.
09 August 1971
Connolly, Joan (50) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as she stood opposite New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, Springfield Road, Belfast.
09 August 1971
Teggart, Daniel (44) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he stood opposite New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, Springfield Road, Belfast.
09 August 1971
Phillips, Noel (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he stood opposite New Barnsley British Army (BA) base, Springfield Road, Belfast.
09 August 1971
Murphy, Joseph (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.
09 August 1971
Donnell, Winston (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.
10 August 1971
Watson, Norman (53) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while driving along Irish Street, Armagh.
10 August 1971
Challoner, Paul (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.
10 August 1971
Doherty, Edward (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
11 August 1971
Laverty, John (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along path by St Aidan's Primary School, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
11 August 1971
Stronge, William (46) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Shot while moving furniture from sister's home, Ballyclare Street, Belfast.
11 August 1971
Simpson, Seamus (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.
11 August 1971
McKavanagh, William (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while in McAuley Street, Markets, Belfast.
12 August 1971
Ferris, William (38) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died two days after being shot while travelling in car along Crumlin Road, Belfast.
13 August 1971
Herron, Hugh (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Long Tower Street, Derry.
14 August 1971
Robinson, John (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.
18 August 1971
Lafferty, Eamon (20) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Kildrum Gardens, Creggan, Derry.
18 August 1971
McDevitt, Eamon (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Deaf and dumb man, shot during street disturbances, Fountain Street, Strabane, County Tyrone.
20 August 1971
McKerr, John (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.
23 August 1971
Crozier, George (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper, outside Flax Street British Army (BA) base, Ardoyne, Belfast.
25 August 1971
Beggs, Henry (23) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on NIES office, Malone Road, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
27 August 1971
Corr, Joseph (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.
29 August 1971
Armstrong, Ian (33) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
31 August 1971
Loring, Clifford (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.
03 September 1971
Veitch, Francis (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.
03 September 1971
Gallagher, Angela (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.
04 September 1971
Warnock, John (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.
06 September 1971
McGavigan, Annette (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.
09 September 1971
Stewardson, David (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.
14 September 1971
Carroll, Martin (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.
14 September 1971
Rudman, John (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.
15 September 1971
McGreanery, William (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.
15 September 1971
Carter, Paul (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.
16 September 1971
Nelson, Samuel (46) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in abandoned car, Downing Street, Shankill, Belfast.
17 September 1971
Herrington, Peter (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.
18 September 1971
Leslie, Robert (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.
21 September 1971
Finlay, James (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.
23 September 1971
Curry, Rose (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.
23 September 1971
O'Hare, Gerard (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.
29 September 1971
Andrews, Alexander (60) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Killed in bomb attack on Four Step Inn, Shankill Road, Belfast.
29 September 1971
Bates, Ernest (38) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Killed in bomb attack on Four Step Inn, Shankill Road, Belfast.
01 October 1971
Sharpe, Peter (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Kerrera Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
02 October 1971
McDermott, Terence (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.
03 October 1971
Daly, Patrick (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.
04 October 1971
Hall, Brian (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.
09 October 1971
Maxwell, Winifred (45) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on Fiddler's House Bar, Durham Street, Belfast.
11 October 1971
Wilkins, Roger (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.
12 October 1971
Thompson, John (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.
15 October 1971
Cunningham, Cecil (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.
15 October 1971
Haslett, John (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.
16 October 1971
Hill, Joseph (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper during street disturbances, Columcille Court, Bogside, Derry.
17 October 1971
Cox, Graham (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.
17 October 1971
Hamilton, George (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.
17 October 1971
Thompson, David (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.
23 October 1971
Meehan, Maura (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.
23 October 1971
Maguire, Dorothy (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.
23 October 1971
Ruddy, Sean (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.
23 October 1971
McLoughlin, Thomas (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.
23 October 1971
Anderson, Robert (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.
24 October 1971
Forsythe, Martin (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.
25 October 1971
Lindsay, Robert (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.
26 October 1971
McFarland, Robert (26) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot in Altcar Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
27 October 1971
Tilbury, David (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.
27 October 1971
Stevens, Angus (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.
27 October 1971
Graham, Peter (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.
27 October 1971
Dodd, Ronald (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.
27 October 1971
Powell, David (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.
29 October 1971
McLarnon, Michael (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.
29 October 1971
Devlin, Alfred (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.
30 October 1971
Booth, Norman (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.
31 October 1971
Copeland, John (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died two days after being shot near his home, Strathroy Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
31 October 1971
Doherty, Ian (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.
31 October 1971
Kells, Thomas (19) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Found shot by the side of Flowbog Road, Dundrod, near Belfast, County Antrim.
01 November 1971
Corry, Stanley (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while investigating burglary, Avoca Shopping Centre, Andersonstown, Belfast.
01 November 1971
Russell, William (31) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while investigating burglary, Avoca Shopping Centre, Andersonstown, Belfast.
02 November 1971
Cochrane, John (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.
02 November 1971
Gemmell, Mary (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.
02 November 1971
Jordan, William (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.
04 November 1971
McGuire, Stephen (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.
04 November 1971
Quinn, Christopher (39) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along entry by Unity Flats, off Upper Library Street, Belfast.
06 November 1971
Thompson, Kathleen (47) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot in the back garden of her home, Kildrum Gardens, Creggan, Derry.
07 November 1971
Genge, Paul (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.
09 November 1971
Curtis, Ian (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.
11 November 1971
Hurley, Dermot (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.
11 November 1971
Moore, Walter (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.
12 November 1971
Heemskerk, Rene (18) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Dutch seaman. Shot in dentist's waiting room, Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
18 November 1971
Charnley, Edwin (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.
22 November 1971
Crossey, Michael (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.
23 November 1971
Carr, Bridget (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.
24 November 1971
Davies, Colin (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.
27 November 1971
Hankin, Ian (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.
27 November 1971
O'Neill, James (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.
27 November 1971
Nicholls, Paul (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.
29 November 1971
Benner, Robert (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.
01 December 1971
Gibney, Vivien (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.
04 December 1971
McGurk, Philomena (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.
04 December 1971
McGurk, Maria (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.
04 December 1971
Cromie, James (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.
04 December 1971
Colton, John (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.
04 December 1971
McLaughlin, Thomas (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.
04 December 1971
Milligan, David (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.
04 December 1971
Smyth, James (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.
04 December 1971
Bradley, Francis (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.
04 December 1971
Kane, Thomas (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.
04 December 1971
Irvine, Kathleen (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.
04 December 1971
Garry, Philip (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.
04 December 1971
Kane, Edward (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.
04 December 1971
Keenan, Edward (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.
04 December 1971
Keenan, Sarah (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.
04 December 1971
Spotswood, Robert (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.
06 December 1971
Thompson, Mary (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.
07 December 1971
Wilson, Denis (31) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Curlagh, near Caledon, County Tyrone.
08 December 1971
Russell, Sean (30) Catholic
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, New Barnsley Crescent, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
08 December 1971
Snow, Jeremy (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.
10 December 1971
Smyth, Kenneth (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.
10 December 1971
McCormick, Daniel (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.
10 December 1971
Parker, Joseph (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during altercation with British Army (BA) patrol, Toby Hall, Butler Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
11 December 1971
King, Harold (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Balmoral Furnishing Company, Shankill Road, Belfast.
11 December 1971
Bruce, Hugh (70) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Balmoral Furnishing Company, Shankill Road, Belfast.
11 December 1971
Munn, Tracey (2) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Balmoral Furnishing Company, Shankill Road, Belfast.
11 December 1971
Nicholl, Colin (0) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Balmoral Furnishing Company, Shankill Road, Belfast.
12 December 1971
Barnhill, John (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.
14 December 1971
McShane, Martin (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot outside youth centre, Macrory Park, Coalisland, County Tyrone.
16 December 1971
Aspinwall, Anthony (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.
18 December 1971
Sheridan, James (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.
18 December 1971
Bateson, John (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.
18 December 1971
Lee, Martin (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.
18 December 1971
McCallum, James (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Barman, killed in bomb attack on Murtagh's Bar, Springfield Road, Belfast.
20 December 1971
McCorry, Margaret (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.
21 December 1971
Lavery, John (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.
21 December 1971
McDade, Gerald (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.
29 December 1971
Ham, Richard (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Foyle Road, Brandywell, Derry.
30 December 1971
McCabe, Jack (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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