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05 January 1972
Bryan, Keith (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Ardmoulin Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
07 January 1972
O'Neill, Daniel (20) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died two days after being shot during gun battle, Oranmore Street, Falls, Belfast.
08 January 1972
Woods, Peter (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Lowwood Park, Skegoneill, Belfast.
12 January 1972
Denham, Raymond (42) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot at his workplace, Waterford Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
13 January 1972
Crawford, Maynard (38) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving his firm's van along King's Road, off Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
16 January 1972
McCormick, Eamon (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died over two months after being shot during gun battle, near St Peter's School, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
18 January 1972
Agnew, Sydney (40) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his home, The Mount, off Albertbridge Road, Belfast. Witness to the hijacking of a bus.
21 January 1972
Stentiford, Philip (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Derrynoose, near Keady, County Armagh.
26 January 1972
McNulty, Peter (47) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in premature bomb explosion during attack on Castlewellan Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Down.
27 January 1972
Gilgunn, Peter (26) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol car, Creggan Road, Derry.
27 January 1972
Montgomery, David (20) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol car, Creggan Road, Derry.
28 January 1972
Carroll, Raymond (22) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at garage, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
30 January 1972
Alers-Hankey, Robin (35) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died four months after being shot by sniper during street disturbances, Abbey Street, Bogside, Derry. He was wounded on 2 September 1971.
30 January 1972
Duddy, John (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
McElhinney, Kevin (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
Doherty, Patrick (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
McGuigan, Bernard (41) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
Gilmour, Hugh (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
Nash, William (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
McDaid, Michael (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
Young, John (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
Kelly, Michael (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
Wray, James (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
Donaghy, Gerry (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
McKinney, Gerald (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
McKinney, William (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry.
30 January 1972
Johnston, John (59) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during anti-internment march in the vicinity of Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry. He died 16 June 1972.
01 February 1972
Bramley, Ian (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while leaving Hastings Street Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Lower Falls, Belfast.
02 February 1972
McElroy, Thomas (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by sniper from Henry Taggart British Army (BA) base, while in Divismore Park, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
02 February 1972
O'Neill, Louis (49) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Killed in bomb attack on Imperial Bar, Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
05 February 1972
McFadden, Paul (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died six days after being injured in van bomb explosion at Castle Arcade, off Castle Lane, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
05 February 1972
Grant, Phelim (-9) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling on barge, near Crumlin, Lough Neagh, County Antrim.
05 February 1972
McCann, Charles (-9) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling on barge, near Crumlin, Lough Neagh, County Antrim.
06 February 1972
Seaman, David (31) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Englishman also known as Barry Barber. Found shot, Cullaville, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
08 February 1972
Rice, Bernard (49) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Red Hand Commando (RHC)
Shot from passing car while walking opposite Ardoyne shops, Crumlin Road, Belfast.
09 February 1972
Casey, Patrick (26) Catholic
Status: non-specific Republican group (REP), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Died three days after being injured in an explosion at temporary council offices in school hall, Keady, County Armagh. Explosion occurred 6 February 1972.
10 February 1972
Cunningham, Joseph (26) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot during gun battle, O'Neill's Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
10 February 1972
Harris, Ian (26) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Cullyhanna, County Armagh.
10 February 1972
Champ, David (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Cullyhanna, County Armagh.
13 February 1972
McCann, Thomas (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
From Dublin. Off duty. Found shot, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh.
16 February 1972
Callaghan, Thomas (45) Catholic
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot, shortly after being abducted while driving bus, Foyle Road, Derry.
16 February 1972
Prime, Michael (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, by the Moira roundabout, MI Motorway, County Down.
17 February 1972
English, Elizabeth (65) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died seven days after being shot during attempted ambush of British Army (BA) foot patrol, Barrack Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
21 February 1972
Steele, Gerard (27) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in car along Knockbreda Road, near to Castlereagh Road roundabout, Belfast.
21 February 1972
Bell, Gerard (20) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in car along Knockbreda Road, near to Castlereagh Road roundabout, Belfast.
21 February 1972
Magee, Joseph (31) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in car along Knockbreda Road, near to Castlereagh Road roundabout, Belfast.
21 February 1972
Dorrian, Robert (28) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in car along Knockbreda Road, near to Castlereagh Road roundabout, Belfast.
22 February 1972
Weston, Gerry (38) nfNIB
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Catholic chaplain to British Army. Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) base, Aldershot, England.
22 February 1972
Lunn, Joan (39) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) base, Aldershot, England. Civilian employed at the British Army (BA) base.
22 February 1972
Munton, Cherie (20) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) base, Aldershot, England. Civilian employed at the British Army (BA) base.
22 February 1972
Bosley, Thelma (44) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) base, Aldershot, England. Civilian employed at the British Army (BA) base.
22 February 1972
Grant, Margaret (32) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) base, Aldershot, England. Civilian employed at the British Army (BA) base.
22 February 1972
Haslar, John (58) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) base, Aldershot, England. Civilian employed at the British Army (BA) base.
22 February 1972
Mansfield, Jill (34) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) base, Aldershot, England. Civilian employed at the British Army (BA) base.
29 February 1972
Dickson, Henry (46) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Lawrence Street, Lurgan, County Armagh.
01 March 1972
Fletcher, John (43) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Frevagh, near Garrison, County Fermanagh.
01 March 1972
Mahon, John (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot while travelling in stolen car in Belfast city centre. Car abandoned outside Royal Victoria Hospital, Falls Road, Belfast.
01 March 1972
Connors, Michael (14) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot while travelling in stolen car in Belfast city centre. Car abandoned outside Royal Victoria Hospital, Falls Road, Belfast.
02 March 1972
Morrow, Thomas (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Died two days after being shot while investigating break-in at factory, Camlough Road, Newry, County Down.
03 March 1972
Keating, Stephen (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Manor Street, Belfast.
04 March 1972
Kavanagh, Albert (18) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot during attempted bomb attack on factory, Boucher Road, Belfast.
04 March 1972
Bereen, Janet (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Abercorn Restaurant, Castle Lane, Belfast.
04 March 1972
Owens, Anne (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Abercorn Restaurant, Castle Lane, Belfast.
04 March 1972
McCausland, Marcus (39) Catholic
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Found shot, by the side of Braehead Road, Derry.
08 March 1972
Gamble, Eamon (27) Catholic
Status: non-specific Republican group (REP), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Died one month after being injured in an explosion at temporary council offices in school hall, Keady, County Armagh. Explosion occurred on 6 February 1972.
08 March 1972
Jardine, Joseph (44) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, Ministry of Agriculture office, Middletown, County Armagh.
09 March 1972
Crossen, Gerard (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
09 March 1972
Lewis, Anthony (16) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
09 March 1972
Johnson, Sean (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
09 March 1972
McCann, Thomas (20) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
12 March 1972
Hyndman, Bernadette (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot outside her home during sniper attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Abyssinia Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
13 March 1972
McCrory, Patrick (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Ravenhill Avenue, Belfast.
14 March 1972
Keenan, Colm (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while in entry off Dove Gardens, Bogside, Derry.
14 March 1972
McGillan, Eugene (18) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while in entry off Dove Gardens, Bogside, Derry.
15 March 1972
Logan, William (23) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Brackaville Road, Coalisland, County Tyrone.
15 March 1972
Cracknell, Christopher (29) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb, hidden in abandoned car, Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
15 March 1972
Butcher, Anthony (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb, hidden in abandoned car, Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
16 March 1972
Knox, Carmel (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Killed when bomb exploded in public toilet, Market Street, Lurgan, County Armagh.
20 March 1972
McAllister, Ernest (31) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Donegall Street, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
20 March 1972
O'Neill, Bernard (36) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Donegall Street, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
20 March 1972
Dougan, Ernest (39) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Donegall Street, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
20 March 1972
Trainor, Samuel (39) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Killed in car bomb explosion, Donegall Street, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
20 March 1972
Macklin, James (30) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Donegall Street, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
20 March 1972
Bell, Sydney (65) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Donegall Street, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
20 March 1972
Miller, Henry (79) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Injured in car bomb explosion, Donegall Street, Belfast. Inadequate warning given. He died 5 April 1972.
20 March 1972
Taylor, John (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, William Street, Derry.
23 March 1972
O'Riordan, Sean (13) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during petrol bomb attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Cawnpore Street, Falls, Belfast.
25 March 1972
Campbell, Patrick (16) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot, in error, by other Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, while setting up ambush of British Army (BA) patrol, junction of Springhill Avenue and Springfield Road, Belfast.
26 March 1972
Beckett, Ingram (37) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot, Conlig Street, Shankill, Belfast. Internal Ulster Defence Association dispute.
28 March 1972
Forsythe, Joseph (57) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in van bomb explosion outside Limavady Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Derry. Driving past at the time of the attack.
28 March 1972
McMichael, Robert (27) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in van bomb explosion outside Limavady Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Derry. Driving past at the time of the attack.
29 March 1972
Calladene, Bernard (39) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb in abandoned car, Wellington Street, Belfast.
29 March 1972
Johnston, Ruby (35) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died seven weeks after being badly burned during petrol bomb attack on bus, Ring Road, Armagh.
30 March 1972
Crawford, Martha (39) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun battle between British Army (BA) and Irish Republican Army (IRA), Rossnareen Avenue, Andersonstown, Belfast.
07 April 1972
McCrystal, Charles (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in garage, Bawnmore Park, Greencastle, Belfast.
07 April 1972
Hughes, Samuel (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in garage, Bawnmore Park, Greencastle, Belfast.
07 April 1972
McErlean, John (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in garage, Bawnmore Park, Greencastle, Belfast.
07 April 1972
Sime, Peter (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Springfield Road, Belfast.
10 April 1972
Blackburn, Eric (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Brooke Park, Rosemount, Derry.
10 April 1972
Thomasson, Brian (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed in bomb attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Brooke Park, Rosemount, Derry.
13 April 1972
McAuley, Elizabeth (64) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in van bomb explosion, Main Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim. Inadequate warning given.
15 April 1972
McCann, Joe (25) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he walked along Joy Street, Markets, Belfast.
15 April 1972
Hull, Nicholas (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Divis Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
15 April 1972
McConville, Sean (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while walking along Crumlin Road, Belfast.
16 April 1972
Bristow, Gerald (26) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Bishop Street, Derry.
16 April 1972
Robinson, Martin (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot during gun attack on British Army (BA) base, Brandywell, Derry.
17 April 1972
Magee, Patrick (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he walked along Divis Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
17 April 1972
Donaghy, Patrick (86) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot at the window of his flat, Divis Tower, Divis Flats, Belfast.
19 April 1972
Elliott, James (36) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot by the side of the road, Altnamackan, near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh.
19 April 1972
Owens, Martin (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot shortly after being thrown from car, Horn Drive, Suffolk, Belfast.
20 April 1972
Donnelly, Gerard (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Taxi driver. Found shot, Harrybrook Street, off Crumlin Road, Belfast.
22 April 1972
Rowntree, Francis (11) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by rubber bullet, Divis Flats, Belfast.
25 April 1972
Gold, Joseph (29) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died four days after being shot at British Army (BA) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), Donegall Road, Belfast.
29 April 1972
Gavin, Rosaleen (8) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during sniper attack on British Army (BA) base, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
01 May 1972
Currie, David (26) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in bomb attack on Courtauld's factory, Carrickfergus, County Antrim. Inadequate warning given.
04 May 1972
Andrews, Victor (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found stabbed to death in entry off Baltic Avenue, New Lodge, Belfast.
11 May 1972
Ballard, John (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Sultan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
12 May 1972
McVeigh, Patrick (44) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members from passing car, Riverdale Park South, Andersonstown, Belfast.
13 May 1972
Starrs, John (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, William Street, Derry.
13 May 1972
McIlroy, Thomas (50) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot by sniper firing from Springmartin shortly after car bomb attack on Kelly's Bar, Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
13 May 1972
Buckley, Alan (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun battle, Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
13 May 1972
McMullan, Robert (32) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Shot by sniper while walking along New Barnsley Park, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
14 May 1972
Campbell, Martha (13) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot while walking along Springhill Avenue, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
14 May 1972
Pedlow, John (17) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died one day after being shot during gun battle between Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Loyalists, Springmartin Road, Belfast.
14 May 1972
McCusker, Gerard (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot on waste ground, Hopeton Street, Shankill, Belfast.
17 May 1972
Moane, Bernard (46) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot by Knockagh War Memorial, near Greenisland, County Antrim.
17 May 1972
Hurst, Ronald (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while working on perimeter fencing outside Crossmaglen Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, County Armagh.
18 May 1972
Hillman, John (28) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died three days after being shot by sniper while in Flax Street British Army (BA) base, Ardoyne, Belfast.
19 May 1972
Morris, Harold (15) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while walking along Boundary Street, Shankill, Belfast.
19 May 1972
Deery, Manus (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by sniper from British Army (BA) observation post on city walls, while in entry off Westland Street, Derry.
20 May 1972
Gillespie, Henry (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on Ulster Defence Regiment mobile patrol, Killyliss, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
21 May 1972
Oliver, Richard (40) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Killed by falling telegraph pole which hijacked bus had collided with, during street disturbances, Ballysillan Road, Belfast.
21 May 1972
Best, William (19) Catholic
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
On leave. Found shot, William Street, Derry.
21 May 1972
Barton, Adrian (18) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot from passing car shortly after leaving Whitehorse Inn, Springfield Road, Belfast. Assumed to be a Catholic.
22 May 1972
Hughes, William (54) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while sitting in parked car, Moortown, near Coagh, County Tyrone. Mistaken for civilian-type Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) vehicle.
23 May 1972
Moran, John (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Died ten days after being injured by car bomb left outside Kelly's Bar, Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
23 May 1972
Handley, Eustace (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Springhill Avenue, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
23 May 1972
Brennan, Andrew (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot outside his home, Sicily Park, Finaghy, Belfast.
26 May 1972
Young, Margaret (64) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Oxford Street, Belfast.
27 May 1972
Duddy, Gerard (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot while walking at the junction of Finaghy Road North and Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast.
28 May 1972
Teer, James (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while walking along Springfield Road, Belfast
28 May 1972
Fitzsimmons, Joseph (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
28 May 1972
McIlhone, John (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
28 May 1972
McDonnell, Edward (29) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
28 May 1972
Engelen, Martin (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
28 May 1972
Crawford, Henry (39) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
28 May 1972
Clarke, Mary (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
28 May 1972
Nugent, John (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
28 May 1972
McMahon, Geraldine (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Anderson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
29 May 1972
Wardlow, Thomas (32) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while walking along Millfield, Belfast.
30 May 1972
Scott, Joan (12) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died three days after being shot during sniper attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
30 May 1972
Doglay, Marcel (28) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed when time bomb exploded inside Springfield Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Belfast.
30 May 1972
Bruce, Michael (27) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Kennedy Way, Andersonstown, Belfast.
02 June 1972
Husband, Victor (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Derryvolan, near Rosslea, County Fermanagh.
02 June 1972
Robertson, Brian (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Derryvolan, near Rosslea, County Fermanagh.
04 June 1972
Murray, Gerard (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot outside his shop, Annesley Street, off Antrim Road, Belfast.
06 June 1972
Lee, George (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Ballymurphy Parade, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
06 June 1972
Coleman, Charles (29) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Tullymore Gardens, Andersonstown, Belfast.
08 June 1972
Smith, Jean (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while in her car at bus terminus, Glen Road, Andersonstown, Belfast.
08 June 1972
Campbell, Norman (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Shot at his workplace, building site, Upper Townsend Street, Shankill, Belfast.
08 June 1972
Donegan, Samuel (61) nfNI
Status: Garda Siochana (GS), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb left by side of road, Legakelly, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh. Garda Donegan had strayed a few yards over the border into Northern Ireland.
08 June 1972
Megahey, Edward (44) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died three days after being shot by sniper while on Ulster Defence Regiment mobile patrol, Buncrana Road, Derry.
09 June 1972
Stanton, Roy (27) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot as he left his workplace, Autolite factory, Finaghy Road North, Belfast.
10 June 1972
Brown, Marian (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot from passing car while standing with friends, Roden Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
11 June 1972
Madden, John (43) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot outside his shop, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
11 June 1972
Campbell, Joseph (16) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Eskdale Gardens, Ardoyne, Belfast.
11 June 1972
McGrath, Norman (18) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot from passing British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier as he walked along Alloa Street, Lower Oldpark, Belfast.
11 June 1972
Raistrick, Peter (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while in Brooke Park British Army (BA) base, Derry.
12 June 1972
Giles, Alan (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun battle, Ardoyne, Belfast.
16 June 1972
Connor, Charles (32) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot Minnowburn, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast.
18 June 1972
McMillan, Arthur (37) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb in derelict house, Bleary, near Lurgan, County Down.
18 June 1972
Mutch, Ian (31) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb in derelict house, Bleary, near Lurgan, County Down.
18 June 1972
Leslie, Colin (26) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb in derelict house, Bleary, near Lurgan, County Down.
19 June 1972
Mackin, Desmond (37) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during altercation with Irish Republican Army (IRA) members in Cracked Cup Social Club, Leeson Street, Lower Falls, Belfast. Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) / Irish Republican Army (IRA) feud.
19 June 1972
Sodden, Bryan (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Brompton Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
21 June 1972
McCarthy, Kerry (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on sentry duty outside Victoria Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Derry.
23 June 1972
McCullough, Patrick (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot from passing car while standing at the corner of Antrim Road and Atlantic Avenue, New Lodge, Belfast.
24 June 1972
Stevenson, Christopher (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Crabarkey, near Dungiven, County Derry.
24 June 1972
Moon, David (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Crabarkey, near Dungiven, County Derry.
24 June 1972
Reid, Stuart (26) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Crabarkey, near Dungiven, County Derry.
24 June 1972
Brown, John (29) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot near his home, Blackmountain Parade, Springmartin, Belfast. Internal Ulster Defence Association dispute.
25 June 1972
Bonner, James (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in stolen car, Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
26 June 1972
Houston, David (22) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot attempting to stop bomb attack on The Stables Bar, Water Street, Newry, County Down.
26 June 1972
Meredith, James (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Abercorn Road, Derry.
26 June 1972
Banks, Malcolm (30) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, junction of Seaforde Street and Comber Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
26 June 1972
Black, John (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died five weeks after being shot at barricade during street disturbances, Douglas Street, off Beersbridge Road, Belfast.
27 June 1972
Galloway, William (18) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot during street disturbances, Edlingham Street, Tiger's Bay, Belfast.
27 June 1972
Norney, Bernard (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while attempting to drive through Irish Republican Army (IRA) roadblock, Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
01 July 1972
Jobling, Paul (19) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
English visitor. Found shot on waste ground, Westway Drive, Glencairn, Belfast.
01 July 1972
Hayes, Daniel (40) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in playground, Penrith Street, Shankill, Belfast.
02 July 1972
Clawson, Hugh (39) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot on waste ground off Cliftonville Road, Belfast.
02 July 1972
Fisher, David (30) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot on waste ground off Cliftonville Road, Belfast.
02 July 1972
McCrea, Gerard (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot, Forthriver Road, Glencairn, Belfast.
02 July 1972
Howell, James (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in Gerard McCrea's car, Cavour Street, off Old Lodge Road, Belfast.
03 July 1972
O'Hanlon, John (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot on waste ground, Twickenham Street, Shankill, Belfast.
05 July 1972
Orr, Malcolm (20) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Found shot by the side of the road, Carnaghliss, near Belfast, County Antrim.
05 July 1972
Orr, Peter (19) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Found shot by the side of the road, Carnaghliss, near Belfast, County Antrim.
07 July 1972
Robinson, Samuel (19) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot immediately after crashing into Irish Republican Army (IRA) roadblock, Cavendish Street, Falls, Belfast.
08 July 1972
McKenna, Laurence (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Died three days after being shot at the junction of Falls Road and Waterford Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
09 July 1972
Flemming, Joseph (30) Catholic
Status: British Army Territorial Army (TA), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Off duty. Found shot in partially burnt out car, Little Distillery Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
09 July 1972
McMillan, Brian (21) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot in partially burnt out car, Little Distillery Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
09 July 1972
Meehan, Alan (18) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot in partially burnt out car, Little Distillery Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast. He died 11th July 1972
09 July 1972
Andrews, David (31) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot, Waterworks, off Cavehill Road, Belfast.
09 July 1972
Fionda, Angelo (60) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while driving his car, at the junction of Panton Street and Falls Road, Belfast.
09 July 1972
Turkington, Gerald (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot Stewart Street, Markets, Belfast.
09 July 1972
Dougal, John (16) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by sniper from British Army (BA) observation post in Corry's Timber Yard, while in the vicinity of Westrock Drive, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
09 July 1972
Gargan, Margaret (13) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by sniper from British Army (BA) observation post in Corry's Timber Yard, while walking along Westrock Gardens, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
09 July 1972
Butler, Patrick (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by sniper from British Army (BA) observation post in Corry's Timber Yard, while in the vicinity of Westrock Drive, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
09 July 1972
Fitzpatrick, Noel (40) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Catholic Priest. Shot by sniper from British Army (BA) observation post in Corry's Timber Yard, while in the vicinity of Westrock Drive, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
09 July 1972
McCafferty, David (15) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army Youth Section (OIRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by sniper from British Army (BA) observation post in Corry's Timber Yard, while in the vicinity of Westrock Drive, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
11 July 1972
Gibson, Gerard (16) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army Youth Section (OIRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while in house, Carrigart Avenue, Suffolk, Belfast.
11 July 1972
Watson, Charles (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot off Carlisle Circus, Belfast.
11 July 1972
Jones, Terence (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Great James Street, Derry.
12 July 1972
Beattie, Paul (19) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot in entry, off Churchill Park, Portadown, County Armagh.
12 July 1972
McCabe, Jack (48) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot at his licensed premises, McCabe's Bar, High Street, Portadown, County Armagh.
12 July 1972
Cochrane, William (53) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot while inside McCabe's Bar, High Street, Portadown, County Armagh.
12 July 1972
McClenaghan, David (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Southport Street, Lower Oldpark, Belfast.
12 July 1972
Poots, Colin (21) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot by Flush River, off Springfield Road, Belfast.
13 July 1972
Rooney, Martin (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
13 July 1972
Mogg, Kenneth (29) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Dunville Park, Falls Road, Belfast.
13 July 1972
Meeke, David (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Hooker Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
13 July 1972
Russell, Henry (23) Catholic
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Off duty. Found shot, Larkfield Drive, Sydenham, Belfast.
13 July 1972
Burns, Thomas (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while leaving Glenpark Social Club, Glenpark Street, Oldpark, Belfast.
13 July 1972
Reid, James (27) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle Eskdale Gardens, Ardoyne, Belfast.
13 July 1972
Toolan, Terence (36) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle Eskdale Gardens, Ardoyne, Belfast.
14 July 1972
Scullion, Louis (27) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking through Unity Flats, off Upper Library Street, Belfast.
14 July 1972
Williams-Wynn, Robert (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper during gun battle, Lenadoon, Belfast.
14 July 1972
Heppenstall, Peter (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Alliance Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast.
14 July 1972
McIntyre, Jane (64) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside her home, Highpark Drive, during Irish Republican Army (IRA) sniper attack on the nearby Black Mountain School British Army (BA) base, Highfield, Belfast.
14 July 1972
Brady, Edward (30) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Ardilea Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
14 July 1972
Williams, John (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun battle, Alliance Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast.
15 July 1972
Hughes, Felix (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Abducted somewhere in Portadown, County Armagh. Found shot in drainage ditch, off Watsons Street, Edenderry, Portadown, County Armagh, on 4 August 1972.
15 July 1972
Young, John (27) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed attempting to defuse bomb by side of road, Silverbridge, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
15 July 1972
Mooney, John (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along Ligoniel Road, Ligoniel, Belfast.
15 July 1972
Canham, Kenneth (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Lenadoon Avenue, Belfast.
16 July 1972
Graham, Terence (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Carran, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
16 July 1972
Lee, James (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Carran, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
16 July 1972
Laverty, Robert (18) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while sitting in stationary Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol car, Antrim Road, Belfast.
16 July 1972
Molloy, Tobias (18) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by rubber bullet during street disturbances, outside Lifford Road British Army (BA) base, Strabane, County Tyrone.
16 July 1972
McKeown, Francis (43) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died one day after being shot, Shaw's Road, Andersonstown, Belfast.
18 July 1972
Jones, James (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while inside Vere Foster School British Army (BA) base, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
18 July 1972
Mills, Thomas (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Security man. Found shot inside Finlay's factory, Ballygomartin Road, Belfast.
19 July 1972
Gray, Henry (71) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot trying to stop bomb attack on Whitehorse Inn, Springfield Road, Belfast.
19 July 1972
Jack, Alan (0) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Canal Street, off Abercorn Square, Strabane, County Tyrone. Inadequate warning given.
19 July 1972
Wright, Hugh (21) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in field, off Hightown Road, near Belfast, County Antrim.
20 July 1972
Leggett, Robert (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot attempting to stop bomb attack on his shop, Springfield Road, Belfast.
21 July 1972
Davidson, Anthony (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Clovelly Street, off Springfield Road, Belfast.
21 July 1972
Cooper, Stephen (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion at Oxford Street Bus Station, Belfast. Inadequate warning given
21 July 1972
Price, Philip (27) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion at Oxford Street Bus Station, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
21 July 1972
Crothers, William (15) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion at Oxford Street Bus Station, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
21 July 1972
Irvine, William (18) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion at Oxford Street Bus Station, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
21 July 1972
Killops, Thomas (39) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion at Oxford Street Bus Station, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
21 July 1972
Gibson, Jackie (45) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion at Oxford Street Bus Station, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
21 July 1972
O'Hare, Margaret (34) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion outside row of shops, Cavehill Road, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
21 July 1972
Murray, Brigid (65) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion outside row of shops, Cavehill Road, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
21 July 1972
Parker, Stephen (14) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion outside row of shops, Cavehill Road, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
21 July 1972
Rosato, Joseph (59) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Deerpark Road, Oldpark, Belfast.
21 July 1972
Downey, Joseph (23) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Cromac Street, Markets, Belfast.
22 July 1972
McCartney, Rosemary (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot in abandoned car, Forthriver Road, Glencairn, Belfast.
22 July 1972
O'Neill, Patrick (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot in abandoned car, Forthriver Road, Glencairn, Belfast.
22 July 1972
Arthurs, Francis (34) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot in abandoned car, Liffey Street, Lower Oldpark, Belfast.
23 July 1972
McComb, Robert (22) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Found shot, Kerrera Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
24 July 1972
Casey, James (57) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in car along Park Avenue, Rosemount, Derry.
24 July 1972
Maguire, Frederick (56) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot, Mayo Street, Shankill, Belfast. Assumed to be a Catholic.
24 July 1972
Thomas, Brian (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper, while in Vere Foster School British Army (BA) base, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
25 July 1972
Kenna, James (19) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot while walking at the junction of Roden Street and Clifford Street, Belfast.
26 July 1972
Allen, David (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Unity Flats, off Upper Library Street, Belfast.
26 July 1972
Corr, Francis (52) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot in burning abandoned car, Summer Street, Lower Oldpark, Belfast.
26 July 1972
McGerty, James (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot in burning abandoned car, Summer Street, Lower Oldpark, Belfast.
27 July 1972
McStravick, Francis (42) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot on waste ground, off Linfield Road, Sandy Row, Belfast.
28 July 1972
Cassidy, Seamus (22) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died one day after being shot by sniper while sitting in parked car outside Starry Plough Bar, New Lodge Road, Belfast.
28 July 1972
Maguire, Philip (55) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in his firm's van, Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald, Belfast.
29 July 1972
Dunne, Daniel (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot outside his home, Blackwood Street, off Ormeau Road, Belfast.
30 July 1972
McAfee, William (54) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot, Cairnburn Road, off Old Holywood Road, Belfast.
31 July 1972
Hegarty, Daniel (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along Creggan Heights, Creggan, Derry.
31 July 1972
Bradley, Seamus (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot, Bligh's Lane, Creggan, Derry.
31 July 1972
Eakin, Kathryn (8) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed when car bomb exploded outside McElhinney's Bar, Main Street, Claudy, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.
31 July 1972
McElhinney, Elizabeth (59) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed when car bomb exploded outside McElhinney's Bar, Main Street, Claudy, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.
31 July 1972
McCloskey, Joseph (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed when car bomb exploded outside McElhinney's Bar, Main Street, Claudy, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.
31 July 1972
McLaughlin, Rose (52) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Injured when car bomb exploded outside McElhinney's Bar, Main Street, Claudy, County Derry. She died 3 August 1972. Inadequate warning given.
31 July 1972
Connolly, Joseph (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Injured when car bomb exploded outside McElhinney's Bar, Main Street, Claudy, County Derry. He died 8 August 1972. Inadequate warning given.
31 July 1972
Hone, Arthur (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Injured when car bomb exploded outside McElhinney's Bar, Main Street, Claudy, County Derry. He died 12 August 1972. Inadequate warning given.
31 July 1972
McClelland, James (65) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed when car bomb exploded outside Beaufort Hotel, Church Street, Claudy, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.
31 July 1972
Miller, David (60) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed when car bomb exploded outside Beaufort Hotel, Church Street, Claudy, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.
31 July 1972
Temple, William (16) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed when car bomb exploded outside Beaufort Hotel, Church Street, Claudy, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.
03 August 1972
Clark, William (34) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed attempting to defuse bomb discovered by side of road, Urney, near Clady, County Tyrone.
03 August 1972
McCrudden, Robert (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Hooker Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
04 August 1972
Card, David (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Commedagh Drive, Andersonstown, Belfast.
07 August 1972
Hennebrey, Terence (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in entry off Glenmachan Street, Village, Belfast.
07 August 1972
Wynne, David (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Forfey, near Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
07 August 1972
Gordon, Errol (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Forfey, near Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
07 August 1972
Creighton, William (27) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Drumrainey, Magheraveely, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh.
07 August 1972
Knipe, Geoffrey (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Killed when British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier crashed after coming under missile attack thrown from crowd, Drumarg, Armagh.
09 August 1972
Murtagh, Colm (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in garage, Dublin Road, Newry, County Down.
11 August 1972
Parker, Anne (18) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in van, North Howard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
11 August 1972
Clarke, Michael (22) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion while travelling in van, North Howard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
12 August 1972
Wynne, Francis (37) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in abandoned car, Jaffa Street, Shankill, Belfast.
13 August 1972
Madden, Thomas (48) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found stabbed and beaten to death in shop doorway, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
14 August 1972
Storey, David (36) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb left outside Casement Park British Army (BA) base, Andersonstown, Belfast.
14 August 1972
Hope, Brian (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb left outside Casement Park British Army (BA) base, Andersonstown, Belfast.
14 August 1972
McNeill, Charles (70) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during sniper attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Brompton Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
16 August 1972
Spence, William (32) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Barman. Shot while in Long Bar, Shankill, Belfast.
17 August 1972
Boddy, Michael (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Selby Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
18 August 1972
Faye, Philip (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot at his home, Island Street, Belfast.
18 August 1972
Layfield, Leonard (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while at British Army (BA) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), junction of Falls Road and Beechmount Avenue, Belfast.
18 August 1972
Jones, Richard (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Excise Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
19 August 1972
Neill, James (44) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, Elswick Street, off Springfield Road, Belfast.
20 August 1972
Lindsay, James (45) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot, Glencairn Road, Glencairn, Belfast.
22 August 1972
Johnston, James (40) Protestant
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Member of Loyalist Association of Workers. Found shot in abandoned van, Turin Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
22 August 1972
Rowntree, Oliver (22) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
22 August 1972
Madden, Noel (18) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
22 August 1972
Hughes, Patrick (35) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
22 August 1972
Quinn, Francis (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
22 August 1972
Murphy, Patrick (45) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
22 August 1972
Lawrence, Craig (33) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
22 August 1972
Gilleece, Michael (32) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
22 August 1972
Fegan, Joseph (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
22 August 1972
McCann, John (60) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at Customs Office, Newry, County Down.
23 August 1972
Tingey, Alan (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Kenard Avenue, Andersonstown, Belfast.
24 August 1972
Caie, Ian (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Moybane, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
25 August 1972
Whitelock, Arthur (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Moyola Drive, Shantallow, Derry.
26 August 1972
Johnston, Alfred (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in abandoned car, detonated when Ulster Defence Regiment patrol approached, Cherrymount, near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
26 August 1972
Eames, James (33) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in abandoned car, detonated when Ulster Defence Regiment patrol approached, Cherrymount, near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
26 August 1972
Nulty, John (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot, Agnes Street, Shankill, Belfast.
26 August 1972
Kelly, Patrick (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot, Benwell Street, Lower Oldpark, Belfast.
26 August 1972
Carlin, James (-9) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at racecourse grandstand, Downpatrick, County Down.
26 August 1972
Curran, Martin (-9) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion at racecourse grandstand, Downpatrick, County Down.
27 August 1972
Boyd, Thomas (28) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot at his home, Carlisle Street, off Crumlin Road, Belfast.
27 August 1972
Metcalfe, Anthony (28) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while in Creggan Heights British Army (BA) base, Creggan, Derry.
28 August 1972
Morrell, Ian (29) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Beechmount Avenue, Belfast.
28 August 1972
Rowe, Ronald (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot in error, from British Army (BA) observation post, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol. Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast.
28 August 1972
Trotter, William (57) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb while walking across field on his farm, Drumralla, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh.
30 August 1972
Griffiths, David (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
30 August 1972
Christopher, Roy (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died 12 days after being injured in bomb attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Cupar Street, Belfast.
31 August 1972
Devenney, Patrick (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Body found shot in sack, Rugby Road, Belfast.
31 August 1972
McMahon, Eamon (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found tied up and beaten to death in River Bann, Portadown, County Armagh.
03 September 1972
Cutting, Robert (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot, in error, by other British Army (BA) member, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, junction of Lepper Street and Stratheden Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
05 September 1972
Smyth, Victor (54) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: not known (nk)
Off duty. Killed in car bomb explosion outside McGurk's Bar, Bridge Street, Portadown, County Armagh. Driving past at the time of the explosion.
06 September 1972
Boyde, Samuel (20) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot in entry off La Salle Drive, Falls, Belfast.
06 September 1972
Moore, William (20) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Shot from passing car while walking along Castlereagh Street, Belfast.
06 September 1972
Breen, Bridget (33) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Killed by bomb thrown into the home of James O'Kane, Republican Labour Party Councillor, Cedar Avenue, off Antrim Road, Belfast.
07 September 1972
McKinnie, Robert (49) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances while driving his car along Matchett Street, Shankill, Belfast.
07 September 1972
Johnston, Robert (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Berlin Street, Shankill, Belfast.
10 September 1972
Richmond, Douglas (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Sanaghanroe, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
10 September 1972
McPhee, Duncan (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Sanaghanroe, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
10 September 1972
McIntyre, William (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Sanaghanroe, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
13 September 1972
Doyle, Patrick (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Son of publican. Shot in Divis Castle Bar, Springfield Road, Belfast.
13 September 1972
Warnock, Robert (18) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot by off duty Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) member during attempted armed robbery at Hillfoot Bar, Glen Road, Castlereagh, Belfast.
14 September 1972
McKibben, Andrew (28) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in car bomb explosion outside Imperial Hotel, Cliftonville Road, Belfast. Driving past at the time of the explosion.
14 September 1972
Smilie, Martha (91) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in car bomb explosion outside Imperial Hotel, Cliftonville Road, Belfast.
14 September 1972
Murray, Anne (53) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Injured in car bomb explosion outside Imperial Hotel, Cliftonville Road, Belfast. She died 16 September 1972.
15 September 1972
Davis, John (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died three weeks after being shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Meenan Square, Bogside, Derry.
16 September 1972
Johnston, Sinclair (27) Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, St John's Place, Larne, County Antrim.
17 September 1972
Quigley, Michael (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances, Central Drive, Creggan, Derry.
18 September 1972
Woolsey, Edmund (32) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to a friend's stolen car, which exploded when he attempted to open the door, Glassdrumman, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
18 September 1972
Van Beck, John (26) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died one day after being shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Lecky Road, Derry.
20 September 1972
Bell, Francis (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died three days after being shot while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Springhill Avenue, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
20 September 1972
McComiskey, Joseph (18) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle, Flax Street, Ardoyne, Belfast.
21 September 1972
Bullock, Thomas (53) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot together with his wife at their home, Aghalane, near Derrylin, County Fermanagh.
21 September 1972
Bullock, Emily (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot together with her husband, an Ulster Defence Regiment member, at their home, Aghalane, near Derrylin, County Fermanagh.
22 September 1972
Matthews, William (47) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found stabbed to death, beside Ballygomartin River, off Glencairn Road, Glencairn, Belfast.
22 September 1972
Gardiner, Stewart (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Drummuckavall, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
25 September 1972
Barry, John (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two days after being shot while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, junction of Cyprus Street and McDonnell Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
26 September 1972
McCartan, Paul (52) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot near his home, Park Avenue, Strandtown, Belfast.
27 September 1972
McErlane, Daniel (46) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Died one day after being injured during car bomb attack on social club, Upper Library Street, Belfast.
27 September 1972
Rooney, Daniel (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) member, from passing car while walking along St James Crescent, Falls, Belfast.
27 September 1972
Lockhart, George (24) 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, Lecky Road, Bogside, Derry.
27 September 1972
Greer, Alexander (54) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while standing with friend at the corner of Ligoniel Road and Mill Avenue, Ligoniel, Belfast.
27 September 1972
Boyle, James (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot by Flush River, Elswick Street, off Springfield Road, Belfast.
28 September 1972
Pavis, Edward (32) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Glenvarlock Street, Belfast.
29 September 1972
Paisley, Thomas (49) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Milkman, shot during armed robbery at farmhouse, Straid Road, Ballynure, near Ballyclare, County Antrim.
29 September 1972
Quigley, James (18) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during attempted sniper attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Albert Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
29 September 1972
Burt, Ian (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Albert Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
30 September 1972
McKay, Patricia (20) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during attempted attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Ross Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
30 September 1972
Lane, Francis (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot on waste ground, Glencairn Road, Glencairn, Belfast.
30 September 1972
Kelly, John (43) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died three days after being shot during altercation between local people and British Army (BA) patrol, Tullagh Park, Andersonstown, Belfast.
30 September 1972
Rudman, Thomas (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Ladbrooke Drive, Ardoyne, Belfast.
30 September 1972
McKee, Patrick (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in car bomb attack outside Conlon's Bar, Smithfield, Belfast.
30 September 1972
Gillen, James (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Injured in car bomb attack outside Conlon's Bar, Smithfield, Belfast. He died 17 October 1972.
30 September 1972
Lynskey, Joseph (45) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Went missing from the Beechmount area, Belfast, during August/September 1972. Presumed killed. Body never found.
01 October 1972
Hayes, Michael (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking along Edlingham Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
02 October 1972
Stuart, Edward (20) Protestant
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From Northern Ireland. Undercover British Army (BA) member. Shot while driving laundry van, Juniper Park, Twinbrook, Belfast.
02 October 1972
Bonner, Edward (50) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while inside Grosvenor Homing Pigeon's Club, Iveagh Street, Falls, Belfast. Alleged informer.
02 October 1972
Wright, Seamus (25) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted from his home, Bombay Street, Falls, Belfast. Presumed killed. Body never recovered. Alleged informer.
02 October 1972
McKee, Kevin (-9) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted somewhere in Belfast. Presumed killed. Body never recovered. Alleged informer.
03 October 1972
Hamilton, Geoffrey (23) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted while taking photographs following bomb explosion, Distillery Street, Belfast. Found shot, Murdoch Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast, on 4 October 1972.
04 October 1972
McCartan, James (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot on waste ground, beside Connswater River, off Mersey Street, Belfast.
04 October 1972
Connolly, Patrick (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed by hand grenade thrown into his home, Deramore Drive, Portadown, County Armagh.
05 October 1972
Magee, John (54) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Killed in bomb attack on Capitol Bar, Dublin Road, Belfast.
06 October 1972
McAreavey, Daniel (21) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during bomb attack on British Army (BA) observation post, Osman Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
07 October 1972
McConnell, Olive (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in car bomb attack, outside Long Bar, Leeson Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
07 October 1972
Moorehead, Alexander (16) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR)
Shot while walking along Mourne Park, Newtownstewart, County Tyrone.
10 October 1972
Ruddy, John (50) Catholic
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Dromalane Park, Newry, County Down
10 October 1972
Maguire, Patrick (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
10 October 1972
McKinney, Joseph (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
10 October 1972
Donaghy, John (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
13 October 1972
Nicholl, Robert (22) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Off duty. Shot while driving car along Castle Street, Belfast.
14 October 1972
Maguire, Terence (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in entry, off Clandeboye Street, Belfast.
14 October 1972
Duffy, Leo John (45) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his workplace, Northern Wine Company, Tate's Avenue, off Lisburn Road, Belfast.
14 October 1972
Marron, Thomas (59) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his workplace, Northern Wine Company, Tate's Avenue, off Lisburn Road, Belfast.
15 October 1972
Doherty, James (6) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died one week after being shot while in the garden at his home, Norglen Crescent, Turf Lodge, Belfast.
16 October 1972
Mullan, Patrick (34) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in car at British Army (BA) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), outside St Patrick's Hall, Coagh, County Tyrone.
16 October 1972
Herron, Hugh (38) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in car at British Army (BA) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), outside St Patrick's Hall, Coagh, County Tyrone.
16 October 1972
Clarke, John (26) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Knocked down by British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, which mounted pavement during street disturbances, Hornby Street, off Newtownards Road, Belfast.
16 October 1972
Warnock, William (15) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Knocked down by British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, while at barricade during street disturbances, Newtownards Road, Belfast.
17 October 1972
Cooke, Eleanor (32) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during street disturbances near to her home, Bracken Street, Shankill, Belfast.
17 October 1972
Todd, John (23) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Also off duty Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member. Shot during street disturbances, Wilton Street, Shankill, Belfast.
18 October 1972
David, Anthony (27) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died four weeks after being shot while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Falls Road, Belfast.
21 October 1972
Harron, Gordon (32) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Died four days after being shot after stopping car on Shore Road, by Mount Vernon, Belfast.
22 October 1972
Bell, John (21) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his farm, Derrydoon, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh.
23 October 1972
Naan, Michael (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Stabbed to death at his farm, Aghnahinch, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh. His body found on 24 October 1972.
23 October 1972
Murray, Andrew (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Stabbed to death at his workplace, Michael Naan's farm, Aghnahinch, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh. His body found on 24 October 1972.
24 October 1972
Mason, Robert (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Naples Street, off Grosvenor Road, Belfast.
24 October 1972
Morrell, John (32) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died ten days after being injured when detonated booby trap bomb while searching house, Drumarg, Armagh.
28 October 1972
McKay, Thomas (29) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Bishop Street, Derry.
29 October 1972
Turner, Michael (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while walking along Cliftonville Road, Belfast.
31 October 1972
Kerr, James (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Red Hand Commando (RHC)
Shot at his workplace, garage, Lisburn Road, Belfast.
31 October 1972
Sinclair, Richard (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Antrim Road, New Lodge, Belfast.
31 October 1972
Strong, Paula (6) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Killed when car bomb exploded outside Benny's Bar, corner of Garmoyle Street and Ship Street, Belfast.
31 October 1972
Hughes, Clare (4) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Killed when car bomb exploded outside Benny's Bar, corner of Garmoyle Street and Ship Street, Belfast.
08 November 1972
Long, Irwin (29) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving his car along Lake Street, Lurgan, County Armagh.
10 November 1972
Kitchen, Ronald (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while at British Army (BA) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), Oldpark Road, Belfast.
11 November 1972
Kelly, Gerard (58) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Red Hand Commando (RHC)
Shot at his newsagent's shop, Crumlin Road, Belfast.
13 November 1972
Carberry, Stanislaus (34) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in car along La Salle Drive, Falls, Belfast.
14 November 1972
McCrystal, Joseph (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Died two days after being shot near his home, Arthur Road, Greencastle, Belfast.
14 November 1972
Evans, Stanley (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while guarding British Army (BA) members searching homes, Stanhope Street, Unity Flats, Belfast.
15 November 1972
Doherty, George (32) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Sintonville Avenue, Strandtown, Belfast.
16 November 1972
Calvin, Joseph (42) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car, in car park, Quay Lane, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
20 November 1972
Clarke, William (41) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Taxi driver. Died three weeks after being shot by passenger, Forthriver Road, Glencairn, Belfast. Assumed to be a Catholic.
20 November 1972
Watson, William (28) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb in derelict house, Cullyhanna, County Armagh.
20 November 1972
Strothers, James (31) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb in derelict house, Cullyhanna, County Armagh.
21 November 1972
McIlroy, Joseph (30) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Sandhill Drive, Bloomfield, Belfast.
22 November 1972
Porter, Samuel (30) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Ballinahone, near Maghera, County Derry.
22 November 1972
Shivers, Liam (48) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot outside his home, Brough, near Castledawson, County Derry.
27 November 1972
Gormley, Rory (14) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot while travelling in car, junction of Downing Street and Ariel Street, Shankill, Belfast.
28 November 1972
Keys, Robert (55) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in rocket attack on Belleek Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, County Fermanagh.
28 November 1972
Brady, John (21) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Meenan Drive, Bogside, Derry.
28 November 1972
Carr, James (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died in premature bomb explosion in house, Meenan Drive, Bogside, Derry.
28 November 1972
Jackson, Paul (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Member of British Army (BA) bomb disposal team. Killed while sitting in British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier monitoring bomb which exploded, Strand Road, Derry.
30 November 1972
Gearon, Gerard (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot by other passenger while travelling in taxi, outside Mater Hospital, Crumlin Road, Belfast.
01 December 1972
McAuley, Joseph (47) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Died ten days after being shot while walking along laneway near his home, Finvoy, near Ballymoney, County Antrim.
01 December 1972
Bradshaw, George (30) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Sackville Place, off O'Connell Street, Dublin. Inadequate warning given.
01 December 1972
Duffy, Thomas (23) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Sackville Place, off O'Connell Street, Dublin. Inadequate warning given.
02 December 1972
Benstead, Patrick (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot in entry, off Crossley Street, Belfast.
02 December 1972
Meli, Sandra (26) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at her home, Flora Street, off Beersbridge Road, Belfast. Her Catholic husband was the intended target.
03 December 1972
Hamilton, Samuel (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot Comber Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
04 December 1972
Fox, Bernard (16) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while standing at the junction of Brompton Park and Crumlin Road, Ardoyne, Belfast.
05 December 1972
Bell, William (30) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while repairing roof of house, corner of Berwick Road and Glenbryn Park, Ardoyne, Belfast.
05 December 1972
Hills, Roy (28) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to rocket launcher, abandoned near Kitchen Hill British Army (BA) base, Lurgan, County Armagh.
05 December 1972
Bogle, William (27) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside post office, Main Street, Killeter, near Castlederg, County Tyrone.
06 December 1972
White, Samuel (32) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Found shot, Lisbon Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
07 December 1972
Elliott, Ernest (28) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot in back of abandoned car, off Donegall Avenue, Village, Belfast. Internal Ulster Defence Association dispute.
07 December 1972
McConville, Jean (37) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted from her home, St. Judes Walk, Divis, Belfast. Her remains eventually recovered, on general instructions from the IRA, buried at Shelling Hill beach, near Carlingford, Co. Louth, on 27 August 2003.
08 December 1972
Joesbury, John (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two days after being shot while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
08 December 1972
Kelly, Joseph (47) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot while travelling on bus, Castlereagh Street, Belfast.
10 December 1972
Middlemass, Stewart (33) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to rocket launcher in Fort Monagh British Army (BA) base, Turf Lodge, Belfast.
11 December 1972
Ward, James (53) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot as he walked past North Queen Street Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Belfast.
13 December 1972
Nixon, James (49) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside Chester Park Hotel, Antrim Road, Belfast.
14 December 1972
Dolan, Kathleen (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed by car bomb outside Dolan's Bar, Killeter, near Castlederg, County Tyrone.
15 December 1972
Reynolds, James (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot from passing motorcycle while standing on street corner, Dandy Street, Greencastle, Belfast.
15 December 1972
Chambers, George (44) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Shot shortly after leaving house, Kilwilkie Gardens, Kilwilkie, Lurgan, County Armagh.
15 December 1972
Greeves, Frederick (40) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Off duty. Shot as he left his workplace, creamery, Moy Road, Armagh.
16 December 1972
Leonard, Louis (26) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found shot at his butcher's shop, Derrylin, County Fermanagh.
16 December 1972
Blaney, Joseph (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his off-licence shop, York Road, Belfast.
18 December 1972
Johnston, William (48) Protestant
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Ulster Unionist Party Councillor and member of Police Authority. Abducted from a house, Drumarg estate, Armagh. Found shot a short time later, Knockbane, near Middletown, County Armagh.
20 December 1972
McAleese, David (37) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot while walking to work, junction of Young's Row and Newtownards Road, Belfast.
20 December 1972
Hamilton, George (28) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, building site, Kildoag, Claudy, County Derry.
20 December 1972
McGeown, Alphonsus (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while walking along laneway, Clonmore, near Charlemont, County Armagh.
20 December 1972
McGinley, Michael (40) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot during gun attack on Top of the Hill Bar, Strabane Old Road, Waterside, Derry.
20 December 1972
McCafferty, Charles (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot during gun attack on Top of the Hill Bar, Strabane Old Road, Waterside, Derry.
20 December 1972
Kelly, Bernard (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot during gun attack on Top of the Hill Bar, Strabane Old Road, Waterside, Derry.
20 December 1972
McCarron, Francis (58) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot during gun attack on Top of the Hill Bar, Strabane Old Road, Waterside, Derry.
20 December 1972
Moore, Charles (31) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot during gun attack on Top of the Hill Bar, Strabane Old Road, Waterside, Derry.
21 December 1972
Mullan, James (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot from passing car while walking along Clandeboye Road, Bangor, County Down.
24 December 1972
Harker, Colin (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died three months after being shot by sniper, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Lecky Road, Derry. He was injured on 14th September 1972.
27 December 1972
Devlin, Eugene (22) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during attempted sniper attack on British Army (BA) patrol, Townsend Street, Strabane, County Tyrone.
28 December 1972
O'Reilly, Geraldine (15) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Killed when car bomb exploded, Main Street, Belturbet, County Cavan.
28 December 1972
Stanley, Patrick (16) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Killed when car bomb exploded, Main Street, Belturbet, County Cavan.
29 December 1972
McDaid, James (30) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking across field, Ballyarnet, Derry.
30 December 1972
Martin, Hugh (56) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot in his car shortly after leaving work, Lichfield Avenue, Bloomfield, Belfast.

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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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