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Simons, Eugene
01 January 1981 (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted somewhere in the Castlewellan area, County Down. Found shot, partially buried in bogland, Newtown, near Knockbridge, County Louth, on 15 May 1984.
McDougall, Lindsay
14 January 1981 (36) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Died six days after being shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Great Victoria Street, Belfast.
Toombs, Ivan
16 January 1981 (42) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, Customs Office, Warrenpoint, County Down.
Shenton, Christopher
20 January 1981 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while in British Army (BA) observation post overlooking Bogside, City Walls, Derry.
Gilvarry, Maurice
20 January 1981 (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot near Jonesborough, County Armagh. Alleged informer.
Stronge, Norman
21 January 1981 (86) Protestant
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) member, and former Speaker at Stormont. Shot together with his son at their mansion, Tynan Abbey, near Middletown, County Armagh.
Stronge, James
21 January 1981 (48) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot together with his father, the former Speaker at Stormont, at their mansion, Tynan Abbey, near Middletown, County Armagh.
Barker, Philip
25 January 1981 (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while at British Army (BA) pedestrian check point, junction of Berry Street and Church Lane, Belfast.
Lewis, Charles
06 February 1981 (36) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while standing outside shop, while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Balmoral Avenue, Malone, Belfast.
Scott, Alexander
08 February 1981 (36) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Off duty. Shot outside his wife's shop, My Lady's Road, off Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
Montgomery, David
10 February 1981 (27) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, a timber yard, Strand Road, Derry.
Trainor, Patrick
22 February 1981 (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot on waste ground, off Glen Road, Andersonstown, Belfast. Alleged informer.
Burns, James
23 February 1981 (33) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Rodney Drive, Falls, Belfast.
Rowland, Gerry
19 March 1981 (40) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in car with off duty Ulster Defence Regiment member, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
McNally, Patrick
20 March 1981 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR)
Shot while travelling in stolen car, Ross Road, Lower Falls, Belfast.
Smith, John
27 March 1981 (25) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while on his way to work, Cromac Street, Markets, Belfast.
Blake, Paul
27 March 1981 (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot from passing car while walking along Berwick Road, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Acheson, Kenneth
02 April 1981 (23) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Killed when detonated booby trap bomb attached to his car, shortly after leaving Bessbrook Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Armagh.
Mathers, Joanne
07 April 1981 (29) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while collecting census forms, Anderson Crescent, Gobnascale, Derry.
Donnelly, John
16 April 1981 (56) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Off duty. Shot while in The Village Inn, Moy, County Tyrone.
Brown, James
19 April 1981 (18) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Knocked down by British Army (BA) landrover, which drove into crowd during street disturbances, Creggan Road, Derry.
English, Gary
19 April 1981 (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Knocked down by British Army (BA) landrover, which drove into crowd during street disturbances, Creggan Road, Derry.
Robinson, John
23 April 1981 (38) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving firm's van, Mullacreevie Park, Armagh.
Whitters, Paul
25 April 1981 (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Died 10 days after being shot by plastic bullet, Great James Street, Derry.
Martin, Gary
27 April 1981 (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Killed by booby trap bomb hidden in abandoned lorry, junction of Shaw's Road and Glen Road, Andersonstown, Belfast.
McKee, Richard
28 April 1981 (27) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in British Army (BA) civilian-type van, Dublin Road, Castlewellan, County Down.
Sands, Bobby
05 May 1981 (26) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Also Member of Parliament. Died on the 66th day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
Ellis, Philip
06 May 1981 (33) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.
Power, James
07 May 1981 (21) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Killed in premature bomb explosion at the rear of house, Friendly Street, Markets, Belfast.
Guiney, Desmond
08 May 1981 (14) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died three days after milk delivery lorry he was travelling in, crashed into lamp post after coming under missile attack thrown from crowd, at the junction of New Lodge Road and Antrim Road, Belfast. His father also died on 13 May 1981 as a result of the crash on 5 May 1981.
Hughes, Francis
12 May 1981 (25) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died on the 59th day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
McClarnon, Emmanuel
12 May 1981 (20) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by British Army (BA) sniper from observation post, Divis Tower, Divis Flats, Belfast.
Guiney, Eric
13 May 1981 (45) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died eight days after milk delivery lorry he was travelling in crashed into lamp post, after coming under missile attack thrown from crowd, at the junction of New Lodge Road and Antrim Road, Belfast. His son also died on 8 May 1981 as a result of the crash on 5 May 1981.
Livingstone, Julie
13 May 1981 (14) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by plastic bullet while walking along Stewartstown Road, Suffolk, Belfast.
Vallely, Samuel
14 May 1981 (23) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in rocket attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Springfield Road, Belfast.
Martin, Patrick
16 May 1981 (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Abbeydale Parade, off Crumlin Road, Belfast.
Gavin, Andrew
19 May 1981 (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Chancellor's Road, Altnaveigh, near Bessbrook, County Armagh.
Bulman, Paul
19 May 1981 (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Chancellor's Road, Altnaveigh, near Bessbrook, County Armagh.
Bagshaw, Michael
19 May 1981 (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Chancellor's Road, Altnaveigh, near Bessbrook, County Armagh.
King, John
19 May 1981 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Chancellor's Road, Altnaveigh, near Bessbrook, County Armagh.
Winstone, Grenville
19 May 1981 (27) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Chancellor's Road, Altnaveigh, near Bessbrook, County Armagh.
McCreesh, Raymond
21 May 1981 (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died on the 61st day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
O'Hara, Patsy
21 May 1981 (23) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died on the 61st day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
Duffy, Henry
22 May 1981 (45) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by plastic bullet while walking along street, Bogside, Derry.
Kelly, Carol Ann
22 May 1981 (12) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died three days after being shot by plastic bullet while walking along Cherry Park, Twinbrook, Belfast.
Lynch, Joseph
23 May 1981 (33) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Killed during street disturbance between local people and Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol, junction of Oldpark Road and Gracehill Street, Belfast.
Ritchie, Thomas
25 May 1981 (28) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) mobile patrol, Gulladuff, near Maghera, County Derry.
Robinson, Mervyn
28 May 1981 (47) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside Wayside Inn, Whitecross, near Bessbrook, County Armagh.
Maguire, Charles
28 May 1981 (20) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, as he approached stationary car, Lone Moor Road, Creggan, Derry.
McBrearty, George
28 May 1981 (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, as he approached stationary car, Lone Moor Road, Creggan, Derry.
Dunlop, Colin
31 May 1981 (30) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while guarding patient at Royal Victoria Hospital, Falls Road, Belfast.
O'Neill, Michael
31 May 1981 (34) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb in abandoned car, Drumalane Road, Newry, County Down.
Lynn, Joseph
03 June 1981 (60) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during sniper attack on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Central Drive, Creggan, Derry.
Graham, Ronald
05 June 1981 (39) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while delivering coal, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
Kyle, Christopher
17 June 1981 (25) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot near to his home, Beragh, County Tyrone.
Quinn, Neal
20 June 1981 (53) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while in Bridge Bar, Newry, County Down.
Robinson, Vincent
26 June 1981 (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, Divis Flats, Belfast. Alleged informer.
McDonnell, Joe
08 July 1981 (30) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died on the 61st day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
Dempsey, John
08 July 1981 (16) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army Youth Section (IRAF), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by British Army (BA) sniper during arson attack on bus depot, Falls Road, Belfast.
Barrett, Danny
09 July 1981 (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by British Army (BA) sniper from Flax Street British Army (BA) base while standing outside his home, Havana Court, Ardoyne, Belfast.
McCabe, Nora
09 July 1981 (30) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Died one day after being shot by plastic bullet, Linden Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
Hurson, Martin
13 July 1981 (29) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died on the 46th day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
Dean, Gavin
16 July 1981 (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during sniper attack on British Army (BA) observation post, Glassdrumman, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Hazlett, John
21 July 1981 (43) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while renovating premises, Bank Square, Maghera, County Derry. Fellow worker, off duty Ulster Defence Regiment member, the intended target.
Harpur, Thomas
31 July 1981 (30) Protestant
Status: ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary (xRUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot while visiting friend's home, Mount Sion, Ballycolman, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Doherty, Peter
31 July 1981 (36) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by plastic bullet at his home, Divis Flats, Belfast.
Lynch, Kevin
01 August 1981 (25) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died on the 71st day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
Doherty, Kieran
02 August 1981 (25) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Also Teachta Dala. Died on the 73rd day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
Smyth, John
02 August 1981 (34) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Loughmacrory, near Omagh, County Tyrone.
Wood, Andrew
02 August 1981 (50) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Loughmacrory, near Omagh, County Tyrone
McElwee, Thomas
08 August 1981 (23) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died on the 62nd day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
Canning, Liam
09 August 1981 (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot while walking along Alliance Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast.
McGuinness, Peter
09 August 1981 (41) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot by plastic bullet outside his home, Shore Road, Greencastle, Belfast.
Johnston, Charles
11 August 1981 (43) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing motorcycle while walking along Talbot Street, Belfast.
Armstrong, Charles
16 August 1981 (55) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted shortly after leaving his home, Crossmaglen, County Armagh. His remains eventually found by information supplied anonymously, buried in bogland, Aughrim More, near Inniskeen, County Monaghan, on 29 July 2010.
Devine, Mickey
20 August 1981 (27) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died on the 60th day of hunger strike, Long Kesh / Maze Prison, County Down.
Corbett, William
23 August 1981 (34) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot, in error, by another British Army (BA) member while searching grounds of Musgrave Park British Army (BA) Hospital base, Belfast.
Virdee, Sohan
05 September 1981 (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot shortly after being lured to house, Stranmillis Park, Stranmillis, Belfast.
Evans, Mark
07 September 1981 (20) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Sessadonaghy, near Cappagh, County Tyrone.
Montgomery, Stuart
07 September 1981 (19) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Sessadonaghy, near Cappagh, County Tyrone.
Clarke, Alan
12 September 1981 (20) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while walking along Hall Street, Maghera, County Derry.
Proctor, John
14 September 1981 (25) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while leaving Magherafelt Hospital, County Derry.
Mulholland, Eugene
19 September 1981 (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while walking along Ormeau Road, Belfast.
Stewart, George
26 September 1981 (34) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while in the Ann Boal Inn, Killough, County Down.
Braniff, Anthony
27 September 1981 (27) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot in entry off Odessa Street, Falls, Belfast. Alleged informer.
Beck, Alexander
28 September 1981 (37) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in rocket attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Glen Road, Andersonstown, Belfast.
Stockman, Mark
29 September 1981 (20) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Off duty. Shot shortly after leaving his workplace, Mackie's factory, Springfield Road, Belfast.
Hall, Hector
05 October 1981 (22) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry.
Kennedy, Larry
08 October 1981 (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Independent Councillor. Shot while standing in entrance foyer at Shamrock Social Club, Ardoyne, Belfast.
Field, Nora
10 October 1981 (59) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van which was detonated when British Army (BA) bus passed, near to Chelsea British Army (BA) base, Ebury Bridge Road, Chelsea, London.
Breslin, John
10 October 1981 (18) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van which was detonated when British Army (BA) bus passed, near to Chelsea British Army (BA) base, Ebury Bridge Road, Chelsea, London.
Ewing, Robert
12 October 1981 (34) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Deerpark Road, Oldpark, Belfast.
McKay, Mary
15 October 1981 (68) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at her home, Stewart Street, Markets, Belfast.
McCullough, Billy
16 October 1981 (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot outside his home, Denmark Street, Shankill, Belfast.
Hamilton, Stephen
19 October 1981 (24) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot while travelling in stolen car at the junction of Ballygomartin Road and Woodvale Road, Belfast.
Connolly, Julian
21 October 1981 (49) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home at the Zoological Gardens, Antrim Road, Bellevue, Belfast.
Howorth, Kenneth
26 October 1981 (49) nfNIB
Status: British Police (BP), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed while attempting to defuse bomb in a cafe, Oxford Street, London.
Brogan, Edward
28 October 1981 (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot at rubbish dump, Shantallow, Derry. Alleged informer.
Bettice, Arthur
04 November 1981 (35) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Silvio Street, Shankill, Belfast. Alleged informer.
Foster, Trevor
08 November 1981 (17) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his father's car, outside their home, Lisnadill, near Armagh. His father an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member.
Neville, Charles
10 November 1981 (56) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot as he left his workplace, Industrial Estate, Loughgall Road, Armagh.
Graham, Cecil
11 November 1981 (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Died two days after being shot while leaving relative's home, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
Bradford, Robert
14 November 1981 (40) Protestant
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament. Shot at Community Centre, Finaghy, Belfast.
Campbell, Kenneth
14 November 1981 (29) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Robert Bradford, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) Member of Parliament, at Community Centre, Finaghy, Belfast. Caretaker of the premises.
McNulty, Thomas
15 November 1981 (18) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing motorcycle while standing in Thompson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
Fagan, Peadar
17 November 1981 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while outside friends home, Levine Road, Lurgan, County Armagh.
Beacom, Albert
17 November 1981 (43) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his farm, Maguiresbridge, County Fermanagh.
Lyttle, Silas
17 November 1981 (59) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Died two months after being shot outside his shop, Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
McClintock, James
18 November 1981 (57) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on his way home from work, Newbuildings, County Derry.
McKeegan, John
19 November 1981 (49) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while delivering wood, Olympic Drive, Ballycolman, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Murphy, Stephen
24 November 1981 (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Died ten days after being shot at his home, Oldpark Avenue, Belfast.
D'Arcy, Angela
25 November 1981 (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by off duty British Army (BA) member, while walking along Middletown Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Coulter, William
28 November 1981 (23) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden behind fencing while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Unity Flats, Peter's Hill, Belfast.
McIlhone, Danny
31 December 1981 (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Abducted somewhere in Belfast during 1981. His remains eventually found, on general instructions from the IRA, buried in the Ballynultagh area, near Blessington, County Wicklow, on 8 November 2008.

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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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