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Donnelly, Francis
05 January 1979 (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in premature bomb explosion, while travelling in car, Northwick Drive, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Montgomery, Lawrence
05 January 1979 (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in premature bomb explosion, while travelling in car, Northwick Drive, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Mackin, Patrick
04 February 1979 (60) Catholic
Status: ex-Prison Officer (xPO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot together with his wife, at their home, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
Mackin, Violet
04 February 1979 (58) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot together with her husband, a former Prison Officer, at their home, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
Sills, Patrick
12 February 1979 (27) nfNI
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From County Donegal. Found shot in field, Laghtfoggy, near Castlederg, County Tyrone. Internal IRA dispute.
Kirby, Steven
14 February 1979 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Abercorn Road, Derry.
McGuigan, Martin
24 February 1979 (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in trailer, detonated when he walked past, Darkley, near Keady, County Armagh. Mistaken for British Army (BA) foot patrol.
Keenan, James
24 February 1979 (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in trailer, detonated when he walked past, Darkley, near Keady, County Armagh. Mistaken for British Army (BA) foot patrol.
McNally, Robert
13 March 1979 (20) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Off duty. Died seven days after being injured by booby trap bomb attached to his car, which exploded while leaving car park, West Street, Portadown, County Armagh.
Woolmore, Peter
19 March 1979 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Newtownhamilton British Army (BA) base, County Armagh
Sykes, Richard
22 March 1979 (58) nfNIE
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
British Ambassador to the Netherlands. Shot outside his official residence, Den Haag, Netherlands.
Straub, Krel
22 March 1979 (19) nfNIE
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Dutch valet to British Ambassador to the Netherlands. Shot outside the ambassador's official residence, Den Haag, Netherlands.
Evans, Gerry
27 March 1979 (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From Northern Ireland. Abducted while walking along road, near Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. His remains eventually found by information supplied anonymously, buried in bogland, Carrickrobin, near Dundalk, County Louth, on 15 October 2010.
Neave, Airey
30 March 1979 (-9) nfNIB
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Member of Parliament and Conservative Party Spokesman on Northern Ireland. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car at House of Commons, Westminster, London.
McConville, Martin
30 March 1979 (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Beaten to death somewhere in Portadown, County Armagh. Body found in River Bann, beside Seagoe Industrial Estate, Portadown, County Armagh, on 22 April 1979.
Dykes, Anthony
05 April 1979 (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by snipers while standing outside Andersonstown Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Belfast.
Thornett, Anthony
05 April 1979 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by snipers while standing outside Andersonstown Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Belfast.
Shanley, Christopher
11 April 1979 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Glenalina Crescent, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Rumble, Stephen
11 April 1979 (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Glenalina Crescent, Ballymurphy, Belfast. He died 19 April 1979.
Armstrong, Thomas
13 April 1979 (63) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot near to his home, Tynan, near Middletown, County Armagh.
Cassidy, Michael
16 April 1979 (31) Catholic
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot just after leaving St Macartan's Church, Clogher, County Tyrone.
Gray, Paul
17 April 1979 (25) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol drove past, Bessbrook, County Armagh.
Lockhart, Robert
17 April 1979 (44) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol drove past, Bessbrook, County Armagh
Baird, Richard
17 April 1979 (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol drove past, Bessbrook, County Armagh
Webb, Noel
17 April 1979 (30) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol drove past, Bessbrook, County Armagh
Wallace, Agnes
19 April 1979 (40) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot during sniper and grenade attack, outside Armagh Prison, Armagh.
Rogers, Paul
19 April 1979 (37) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Falls Road, Belfast.
Carson, William
25 April 1979 (32) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot at his home, Rosevale Street, off Oldpark Road, Belfast.
Graham, John
25 April 1979 (55) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot by sniper while driving lorry, Seskinore, County Tyrone.
Gibson, Samuel
29 April 1979 (52) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot by sniper while driving to work, Edendork, near Coalisland, County Tyrone.
Lutton, Frederick
01 May 1979 (40) Protestant
Status: ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary (xRUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his workplace, Argory House, near Moy, County Tyrone.
Prue, Norman
06 May 1979 (29) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Undercover British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol. Shot while sitting in stationary civilian type car, outside church, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
Maughan, Robert
06 May 1979 (30) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Undercover British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol. Shot while sitting in stationary civilian type car, outside church, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
Webster, Andrew
09 May 1979 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in derelict block of flats, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Norglen Gardens, Turf Lodge, Belfast.
McClenaghan, Jack
19 May 1979 (64) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while delivering bread, Garrison, County Fermanagh.
Wray, Stanley
20 May 1979 (50) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot shortly after leaving Claremont Presbyterian Church, Northland Road, Derry.
Surgeoner, George
29 May 1979 (28) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Died three days after being shot while in Royal Bar, Shankill Road, Belfast.
Dunne, Alan
02 June 1979 (36) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Off duty. Shot while standing outside his home, Ballinahone Crescent, Armagh.
Stinson, David
02 June 1979 (32) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while standing outside Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) member's home, Ballinahone Crescent, Armagh.
Hanna, Stanley
03 June 1979 (47) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by land mine while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Cullaville, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Thompson, Kevin
03 June 1979 (22) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by land mine while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Cullaville, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Gore, Alexander
06 June 1979 (23) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Malone British Army (BA) base, Malone Road, Belfast.
McKee, Joseph
09 June 1979 (33) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot while in shop, Castle Street, Belfast.
McElvanna, Peadar
09 June 1979 (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle between Irish Republican Army (IRA) and British Army (BA), Keady, County Armagh.
Hannigan, John
19 June 1979 (34) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while on his way to work, Omagh, County Tyrone.
Sullivan, Francis
20 June 1979 (36) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Bombay Street, Falls, Belfast.
Scott, John
22 June 1979 (49) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot while delivering milk, Ardboe, near Coagh, County Tyrone.
Porter, Joseph
24 June 1979 (63) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot near to his home, Mountnorris, near Markethill, County Armagh.
MacMillan, Alan
08 July 1979 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Kearney, Michael
12 July 1979 (21) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot Legakelly, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh. Alleged informer.
O'Hanlon, Patrick
15 July 1979 (69) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot in car park of Falls Bowling Club, Andersonstown Road, Belfast.
Crowe, Sylvia
17 July 1979 (31) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked lorry during attack on Ulster Defence Regiment mobile patrol, Rosslea, County Fermanagh.
Wright, James
27 July 1979 (48) Protestant
Status: ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary (xRUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car, outside his home, Corcrain Drive, Portadown, County Armagh.
McCann, James
28 July 1979 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot while walking along Obins Street, Portadown, County Armagh.
Walsh, George
31 July 1979 (51) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot from passing car while sitting in stationary car, outside Armagh Courthouse, Armagh.
Reece, Paul
02 August 1979 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Cathedral Road, Armagh.
Furminger, Richard
02 August 1979 (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Cathedral Road, Armagh.
Davidson, Derek
02 August 1979 (26) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol lured to scene of bogus robbery, Clondara Street, Falls, Belfast.
Whitten, William
03 August 1979 (65) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died six weeks after being injured in bomb attack on Marine Hotel, Ballycastle, County Antrim. He was wounded on 19 June 1979. Inadequate warning given.
Ryan, Eamonn
07 August 1979 (32) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during bank robbery, Strand Street, Tramore, County Waterford.
McGraw, Arthur
10 August 1979 (29) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside his home, Moneycarrie Road, Garvagh, County Derry. Mistaken for his Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member brother.
Mountbatten, Lord
27 August 1979 (79) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb on his boat, detonated when leaving Mullaghmore Harbour, County Sligo.
Brabourne, Dowager Lady
27 August 1979 (82) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb on Lord Mountbatten's boat, detonated when leaving Mullaghmore Harbour, County Sligo.
Knatchbull, Nicholas
27 August 1979 (14) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb on Lord Mountbatten's boat, detonated when leaving Mullaghmore Harbour, County Sligo.
Maxwell, Paul
27 August 1979 (15) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From Northern Ireland. Killed by remote controlled bomb on Lord Mountbatten's boat, detonated when leaving Mullaghmore Harbour, County Sligo.
Blair, David
27 August 1979 (40) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Vance, Thomas
27 August 1979 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Rogers, Ian
27 August 1979 (31) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
England, Robert
27 August 1979 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Jones, Jeffrey
27 August 1979 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Barnes, Gary
27 August 1979 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Wood, Anthony
27 August 1979 (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Giles, John
27 August 1979 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
MacLeod, Victor
27 August 1979 (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Jones, Leonard
27 August 1979 (26) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Jones, Robert
27 August 1979 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Blair, Donald
27 August 1979 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Andrew, Nicholas
27 August 1979 (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Dunn, Raymond
27 August 1979 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Woods, Michael
27 August 1979 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Fursman, Peter
27 August 1979 (35) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Ireland, Christopher
27 August 1979 (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Beard, Walter
27 August 1979 (33) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
Hudson, Michael
27 August 1979 (29) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot from across Narrow Water, near Omeath, County Louth, shortly after a double bomb attack on British Army (BA) patrol at Narrow Water.
Hardy, John
28 August 1979 (43) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Ashton Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
Lennon, Gerry
01 September 1979 (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his workplace, a shop, Antrim Road, Belfast.
Corbett, Henry
03 September 1979 (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Bawnmore Grove, Greencastle, Belfast.
O'Halloran, Hugh
10 September 1979 (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Died two days after being badly beaten by group of men near his home, Moyard Park, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
Wiggans, Gabriel
12 September 1979 (56) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Springfield Road, Belfast.
Foster, George
14 September 1979 (30) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside Buffs Social Club, Century Street, off Crumlin Road, Belfast.
Jones, Edward
19 September 1979 (60) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving his car away from Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast.
Larmour, Sadie
03 October 1979 (44) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at her home, Rodney Drive, Falls, Belfast.
Hawthorne, George
05 October 1979 (37) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving his car into car park, Soho Place, Newry, County Down.
Rowland, Martin
05 October 1979 (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot near to his home, Camlough, County Armagh.
McGrann, Mark
08 October 1979 (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot while walking along East Bridge Street, at the junction with Laganbank Road, Belfast.
Wright, Paul
08 October 1979 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Undercover British Army (BA) member. Shot while driving civilian type car along Falls Road, Belfast.
Donaldson, John
12 October 1979 (24) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot shortly after leaving Andersonstown British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast.
Kernaghan, Herbert
15 October 1979 (36) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while making deliveries to school, Rosslea, County Fermanagh.
Robinson, James
19 October 1979 (20) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving milk van along Blackfort Road, near Fintona, County Tyrone.
Moore, Walter
24 October 1979 (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside his home, Lyndhurst Parade, off Ballygomartin Road, Belfast.
Bellamy, David
28 October 1979 (31) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol leaving Springfield Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast.
Davidson, Gerry
28 October 1979 (26) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol leaving Springfield Road British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast. He died 19 November 1979.
Irwin, Fred
29 October 1979 (43) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving to his workplace, Oaks Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
Gilhooley, Thomas
05 November 1979 (25) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while leaving Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast.
Teeney, David
07 November 1979 (25) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Civilian employed by Northern Ireland Prison Service. Shot at bus stop shortly after leaving Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast.
O'Neill, Marius
08 November 1979 (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot while walking along Thompson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
McCrory, Paul
08 November 1979 (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot while walking along Thompson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
McMaster, Edward
08 November 1979 (57) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Security man. Shot at his workplace, Sirocco Works, Short Strand, Belfast.
Fryer, Paul
13 November 1979 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to telegraph pole, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Silverbridge, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Melville, Gerald
23 November 1979 (45) Catholic
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Hightown Road, Glengormley, near Belfast, County Antrim.
Wright, William
03 December 1979 (58) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Lyndhurst Drive, off Ballygomartin Road, Belfast.
White, David
03 December 1979 (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Brooke Crescent, off Black's Road, Belfast.
Beck, William
16 December 1979 (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
Richards, Keith
16 December 1979 (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
Evans, Simon
16 December 1979 (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
Ayrton, Allan
16 December 1979 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
Fowler, James
16 December 1979 (40) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving mobile fish and chip van, Omagh, County Tyrone.
Grundy, Peter
16 December 1979 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb hidden in derelict house, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Forkhill, County Armagh.
Wilson, William
17 December 1979 (58) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside Buffs Social Club, Century Street, off Crumlin Road, Belfast.
Hazelton, Stanley
22 December 1979 (48) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot by sniper while driving his car near Glaslough, County Monaghan.
Cairns, Sean
31 December 1979 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Tralee Street, off Springfield Road, 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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