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12 January 1978
Grills, Cecil (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
03 February 1978
Brown, Bernard (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.
04 February 1978
McAlpine, Martha (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.
07 February 1978
Eaglesham, John (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.
08 February 1978
Gordon, William (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.
08 February 1978
Gordon, Lesley (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.
11 February 1978
Smyth, Mary (71) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack on her home, Oldpark Avenue, Belfast.
11 February 1978
Scott, Michael (10) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in bomb attack, while in relative's home, Oldpark Avenue, Belfast.
17 February 1978
Corden-Lloyd, Iain (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.
17 February 1978
Cooper, Sarah (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.
17 February 1978
Crothers, Gordon (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.
17 February 1978
Crothers, Joan (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.
17 February 1978
Lockhart, Christine (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.
17 February 1978
Magill, Daniel (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.
17 February 1978
McCracken, Ian (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.
17 February 1978
McCracken, Elizabeth (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.
17 February 1978
Mills, Carol (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.
17 February 1978
Morris, Sandra (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.
17 February 1978
Neeson, Thomas (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.
17 February 1978
Nelson, Paul (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.
17 February 1978
Nelson, Dorothy (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.
26 February 1978
Duffy, Paul (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.
28 February 1978
Simpson, Charles (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.
01 March 1978
Sheppard, Paul (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.
03 March 1978
Nowosad, James (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while at British Army (BA) pedestrian check point, Donegall Street, Belfast.
03 March 1978
Spence, Norma (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
04 March 1978
Smith, Nicholas (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.
08 March 1978
Trainor, Thomas (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.
08 March 1978
Kelly, Denis (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.
17 March 1978
Jones, David (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.
08 April 1978
Megraw, Brendan (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted from his home, Stewartstown House, off Summerhill Road, Twinbrook, Belfast. His remains eventually found, on general instructions from the IRA, buried in bogland, Oristown, near Kells, County Meath, on 1 October 2014.
14 April 1978
McKee, James (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.
14 April 1978
McCullough, Robert (27) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Rathmore Drive, Rathcoole, Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
15 April 1978
Moore, John (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.
22 April 1978
McAllister, Millar (36) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Woodland Park, Lisburn, County Antrim.
07 May 1978
Collins, John (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
25 May 1978
McKinney, Brian (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.
25 May 1978
McClory, John (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.
27 May 1978
Brady, Colette (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot while walking along Cavehill Road, Belfast.
03 June 1978
McErlean, Daniel (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, Edenappa, near Jonesborough, County Armagh. Allegedly involved in crime.
10 June 1978
Heaney, Denis (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.
16 June 1978
Struthers, Robert (19) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot at his workplace, Foyle Street, Derry.
17 June 1978
Dyer, Kevin (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found beaten to death on rubbish tip, Glencairn Road, Belfast.
17 June 1978
McConnell, Hugh (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.
17 June 1978
Turbitt, William (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.
21 June 1978
Brown, Denis (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.
21 June 1978
Mailey, William (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.
21 June 1978
Mulvenna, James (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.
21 June 1978
Hanna, William (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.
25 June 1978
McEntee, Patrick (54) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, Ballsmill, near Forkhill, County Armagh. Alleged informer.
25 June 1978
Ferguson, Alan (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.
04 July 1978
Rankin, Jacob (32) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside Castlederg Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Tyrone.
11 July 1978
Boyle, John (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.
12 July 1978
Fisher, John (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.
19 July 1978
Carnie, Mark (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.
26 July 1978
McKay, Noel (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot outside his home, Ardmore Avenue, Finaghy, Belfast.
02 August 1978
Lamont, John (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.
11 August 1978
Swift, Alan (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.
17 August 1978
Miller, Robert (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.
19 August 1978
Johnston, Gilbert (25) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside shop, Keady, County Armagh.
19 August 1978
Riley, Michael (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.
21 August 1978
Fee, Patrick (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.
05 September 1978
McAlpine, William (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.
11 September 1978
Donaghy, Howard (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.
13 September 1978
Crawford, William (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.
27 September 1978
McCaffrey, Mary (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.
28 September 1978
Russell, Brian (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.
29 September 1978
Skelly, Joseph (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.
30 September 1978
Taylor, James (23) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) member, Ballygoney Road, near Coagh, County Tyrone.
06 October 1978
Henning, Charles (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.
12 October 1978
McCrory, Letitia (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.
25 October 1978
Smyth, William (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.
12 November 1978
Wheedon, Gareth (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.
16 November 1978
Orr, Wesley (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.
24 November 1978
Duffy, Patrick (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.
26 November 1978
Miles, Albert (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.
27 November 1978
Bachelor, Robert (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.
14 December 1978
McTier, John (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.
19 December 1978
Burney, James (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.
21 December 1978
Duggan, Graham (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.
21 December 1978
Johnson, Kevin (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.
21 December 1978
Ling, Glen (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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