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Grills, Cecil
12 January 1978 (56) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving home from work, Talbot Street, Newry, County Down
Brown, Bernard
03 February 1978 (50) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From Northern Ireland. Died 5 days after being shot, during armed robbery at supermarket, Killygordon, County Donegal.
McAlpine, Martha
04 February 1978 (69) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing van during gun attack on nearby Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, outside Seaview football ground, Shore Road, Skegoneill, Belfast.
Eaglesham, John
07 February 1978 (58) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while delivering mail, The Rock, near Pomeroy, County Tyrone.
Gordon, William
08 February 1978 (39) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to car outside his home, Maghera, County Derry.
Gordon, Lesley
08 February 1978 (10) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to her father's car outside her home, Maghera, County Derry.
Smyth, Mary
11 February 1978 (71) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on her home, Oldpark Avenue, Belfast.
Scott, Michael
11 February 1978 (10) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack, while in relative's home, Oldpark Avenue, Belfast.
Corden-Lloyd, Iain
17 February 1978 (39) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed when British Army (BA) helicopter he was travelling in crashed, shortly after being hit by gunfire, near Jonesborough, County Armagh.
Cooper, Sarah
17 February 1978 (52) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Crothers, Gordon
17 February 1978 (30) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Crothers, Joan
17 February 1978 (26) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Lockhart, Christine
17 February 1978 (33) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Magill, Daniel
17 February 1978 (37) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
McCracken, Ian
17 February 1978 (25) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
McCracken, Elizabeth
17 February 1978 (25) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Mills, Carol
17 February 1978 (26) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Morris, Sandra
17 February 1978 (27) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Neeson, Thomas
17 February 1978 (52) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Nelson, Paul
17 February 1978 (37) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Nelson, Dorothy
17 February 1978 (34) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in blast incendiary bomb attack on La Mon House Restaurant, Gransha, near Belfast, County Down. Inadequate warning given.
Duffy, Paul
26 February 1978 (23) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members at arms cache, in yard of unoccupied farmhouse, The Diamond, near Coagh, County Tyrone.
Simpson, Charles
28 February 1978 (26) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during sniper attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol at junction of Clarendon Street and Francis Street, Rosemount, Derry.
Sheppard, Paul
01 March 1978 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in machine gun attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Cliftonpark Avenue, Belfast.
Nowosad, James
03 March 1978 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while at British Army (BA) pedestrian check point, Donegall Street, Belfast.
Spence, Norma
03 March 1978 (25) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Civilian searcher. Shot while at British Army (BA) pedestrian check point, Donegall Street, Belfast
Smith, Nicholas
04 March 1978 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb while attempting to remove Irish flag from telegraph pole, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Trainor, Thomas
08 March 1978 (29) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing motorcycle shortly after leaving Department of Health and Social Services office, Armagh Road, Portadown, County Armagh.
Kelly, Denis
08 March 1978 (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing motorcycle shortly after leaving Department of Health and Social Services office, Armagh Road, Portadown, County Armagh.
Jones, David
17 March 1978 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Undercover British Army (BA) member. Shot during gun battle with Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit in field, Lisnamuck, near Maghera, County Derry.
Megraw, Brendan
08 April 1978 (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted from his home, Stewartstown House, off Summerhill Drive, Twinbrook, Belfast. Presumed killed. Body never recovered.
McKee, James
14 April 1978 (61) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving school bus, Creggan, near Pomeroy, County Tyrone.
McCullough, Robert
14 April 1978 (27) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Rathmore Drive, Rathcoole, Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
Moore, John
15 April 1978 (57) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car, outside his home, Armoy, near Ballymoney, County Antrim.
McAllister, Millar
22 April 1978 (36) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Woodland Park, Lisburn, County Antrim.
Collins, John
07 May 1978 (18) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in stolen car at British Army (BA) vehicle check point, outside Andersonstown Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast
McKinney, Brian
25 May 1978 (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted on his way to work, Andersonstown, Belfast. Remains eventually found, on general instructions from the IRA, buried in bogland, Colgagh, near Inniskeen, County Monaghan, on 29 June 1999.
McClory, John
25 May 1978 (18) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted on his way to work, Andersonstown, Belfast. Remains eventually found, on general instructions from the IRA, buried in bogland, Colgagh, near Inniskeen, County Monaghan, on 29 June 1999.
Brady, Colette
27 May 1978 (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot while walking along Cavehill Road, Belfast.
McErlean, Daniel
03 June 1978 (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, Edenappa, near Jonesborough, County Armagh. Allegedly involved in crime.
Heaney, Denis
10 June 1978 (21) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) member, while attempting to hijack a car, Harvey Street, Bogside, Derry.
Struthers, Robert
16 June 1978 (19) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot at his workplace, Foyle Street, Derry.
Dyer, Kevin
17 June 1978 (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found beaten to death on rubbish tip, Glencairn Road, Belfast.
McConnell, Hugh
17 June 1978 (32) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by snipers while travelling in Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) civilian type car, Sturgan Brae, by Cam Lough, near Belleek, County Armagh.
Turbitt, William
17 June 1978 (42) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by snipers while travelling in Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) civilian type car, Sturgan Brae, by Cam Lough, near Belleek, County Armagh. Apparently still alive, abducted by the IRA from the scene of the ambush. Body found, on information supplied by the IRA, in derelict farmhouse, Drumlougher, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh, on 10 July 1978.
Brown, Denis
21 June 1978 (28) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, during attempted IRA bomb attack on Post Office depot, Ballysillan Road, Belfast.
Mailey, William
21 June 1978 (30) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, during attempted IRA bomb attack on Post Office depot, Ballysillan Road, Belfast.
Mulvenna, James
21 June 1978 (28) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members during attempted IRA bomb attack on post office depot, Ballysillan Road, Belfast.
Hanna, William
21 June 1978 (28) Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, during attempted Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb attack on Post Office depot, Ballysillan Road, Belfast. He was walking past at the time of the incident. Assumed to be an IRA member.
McEntee, Patrick
25 June 1978 (54) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, Ballsmill, near Forkhill, County Armagh. Alleged informer.
Ferguson, Alan
25 June 1978 (23) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during sniper and landmine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Belcoo, County Fermanagh.
Rankin, Jacob
04 July 1978 (32) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside Castlederg Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Tyrone.
Boyle, John
11 July 1978 (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, while in the vicinity of an arms cache, in cemetery, Dunloy, near Ballymoney, County Antrim. Assumed to be an Irish Republican Army (IRA) member.
Fisher, John
12 July 1978 (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in manhole while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Carnie, Mark
19 July 1978 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden behind wall while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
McKay, Noel
26 July 1978 (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot outside his home, Ardmore Avenue, Finaghy, Belfast.
Lamont, John
02 August 1978 (21) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing car, while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, George Street, Ballymena, County Antrim.
Swift, Alan
11 August 1978 (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Undercover British Army (BA) member. Shot while sitting in stationary British Army (BA) civilian type car, Letterkenny Road, Derry.
Miller, Robert
17 August 1978 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked car, detonated when British Army (BA) foot patrol passed, Forkhill, County Armagh.
Johnston, Gilbert
19 August 1978 (25) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside shop, Keady, County Armagh.
Riley, Michael
19 August 1978 (31) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two months after being shot at his home, Denmark Street, Shankill, Belfast.
Fee, Patrick
21 August 1978 (64) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling to work in his firm's van, Scribbagh, near Garrison, County Fermanagh. The van driver, an off duty Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member, the intended target.
McAlpine, William
05 September 1978 (46) Protestant
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Part-time Cadet Force Officer. Shot while driving his car, near to his home, Chapel Street, Newry, County Down.
Donaghy, Howard
11 September 1978 (24) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at the site of his new home, Loughmacrory, near Carrickmore, County Tyrone.
Crawford, William
13 September 1978 (17) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Died five days after being shot, during gun attack on Lawnbrook Social Club, Centurion Street, Shankill, Belfast. Intention to scare the patrons, after earlier fracas at the social club.
McCaffrey, Mary
27 September 1978 (65) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died four weeks after being injured in remote controlled bomb attack near to her home, Forfar Street, off Springfield Road, Belfast.
Russell, Brian
28 September 1978 (30) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Civilian searcher. Shot during sniper attack on British Army (BA) patrol, Waterloo Place, Derry.
Skelly, Joseph
29 September 1978 (74) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing car, while driving through the centre of Newry, County Down. Former RUC member in car with him was intended target.
Taylor, James
30 September 1978 (23) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) member, Ballygoney Road, near Coagh, County Tyrone.
Henning, Charles
06 October 1978 (50) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Died four days after being shot at cattle mart, Patrick Street, Newry, County Down.
McCrory, Letitia
12 October 1978 (55) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From County Dublin. Killed in bomb attack while travelling on train, near Central Station, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.
Smyth, William
25 October 1978 (54) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot near to his home, at the junction of Oldpark Road and Ballynure Street, Belfast.
Wheedon, Gareth
12 November 1978 (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died four days after being injured by remote controlled bomb attached to gate, detonated when British Army (BA) foot patrol passed, Blaney Road, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Orr, Wesley
16 November 1978 (53) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Fire officer. Killed when grenade exploded while fighting fire caused by incendiary device, Bass Brewery, Glen Road, Andersonstown, Belfast.
Duffy, Patrick
24 November 1978 (50) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, at arms cache in unoccupied house, Maureen Avenue, off Abercorn Road, Derry.
Miles, Albert
26 November 1978 (50) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Deputy Governor of Long Kesh / Maze Prison. Off duty. Shot outside his home, Evelyn Gardens, off Cavehill Road, Belfast.
Bachelor, Robert
27 November 1978 (36) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot just after leaving his workplace, Institution Place, off Durham Street, Belfast.
McTier, John
14 December 1978 (33) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died three days after being shot while driving his car out of Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast.
Burney, James
19 December 1978 (26) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while guarding other British Army (BA) members searching house, Baltic Avenue, New Lodge, Belfast.
Duggan, Graham
21 December 1978 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing van while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Johnson, Kevin
21 December 1978 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing van while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Ling, Glen
21 December 1978 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing van while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.

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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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