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01 January 1981
Simons, Eugene (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.
14 January 1981
McDougall, Lindsay (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.
16 January 1981
Toombs, Ivan (42) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, Customs Office, Warrenpoint, County Down.
20 January 1981
Shenton, Christopher (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.
20 January 1981
Gilvarry, Maurice (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot near Jonesborough, County Armagh. Alleged informer.
21 January 1981
Stronge, Norman (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.
21 January 1981
Stronge, James (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.
25 January 1981
Barker, Philip (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.
06 February 1981
Lewis, Charles (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.
08 February 1981
Scott, Alexander (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.
10 February 1981
Montgomery, David (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.
22 February 1981
Trainor, Patrick (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot on waste ground, off Glen Road, Andersonstown, Belfast. Alleged informer.
23 February 1981
Burns, James (33) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Rodney Drive, Falls, Belfast.
19 March 1981
Rowland, Gerry (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.
20 March 1981
McNally, Patrick (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR)
Shot while travelling in stolen car, Ross Road, Lower Falls, Belfast.
27 March 1981
Smith, John (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.
27 March 1981
Blake, Paul (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot from passing car while walking along Berwick Road, Ardoyne, Belfast.
02 April 1981
Acheson, Kenneth (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.
07 April 1981
Mathers, Joanne (29) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while collecting census forms, Anderson Crescent, Gobnascale, Derry.
16 April 1981
Donnelly, John (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.
19 April 1981
Brown, James (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.
19 April 1981
English, Gary (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.
23 April 1981
Robinson, John (38) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving firm's van, Mullacreevie Park, Armagh.
25 April 1981
Whitters, Paul (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Died 10 days after being shot by plastic bullet, Great James Street, Derry.
27 April 1981
Martin, Gary (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.
28 April 1981
McKee, Richard (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.
05 May 1981
Sands, Bobby (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.
06 May 1981
Ellis, Philip (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.
07 May 1981
Power, James (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.
08 May 1981
Guiney, Desmond (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.
12 May 1981
Hughes, Francis (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.
12 May 1981
McClarnon, Emmanuel (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.
13 May 1981
Guiney, Eric (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.
13 May 1981
Livingstone, Julie (14) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by plastic bullet while walking along Stewartstown Road, Suffolk, Belfast.
14 May 1981
Vallely, Samuel (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.
16 May 1981
Martin, Patrick (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Abbeydale Parade, off Crumlin Road, Belfast.
19 May 1981
Gavin, Andrew (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.
19 May 1981
Bulman, Paul (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.
19 May 1981
Bagshaw, Michael (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.
19 May 1981
King, John (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.
19 May 1981
Winstone, Grenville (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.
21 May 1981
McCreesh, Raymond (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.
21 May 1981
O'Hara, Patsy (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.
22 May 1981
Duffy, Henry (45) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by plastic bullet while walking along street, Bogside, Derry.
22 May 1981
Kelly, Carol Ann (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.
23 May 1981
Lynch, Joseph (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.
25 May 1981
Ritchie, Thomas (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.
28 May 1981
Robinson, Mervyn (47) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside Wayside Inn, Whitecross, near Bessbrook, County Armagh.
28 May 1981
Maguire, Charles (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.
28 May 1981
McBrearty, George (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.
31 May 1981
Dunlop, Colin (30) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while guarding patient at Royal Victoria Hospital, Falls Road, Belfast.
31 May 1981
O'Neill, Michael (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.
03 June 1981
Lynn, Joseph (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.
05 June 1981
Graham, Ronald (39) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while delivering coal, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
17 June 1981
Kyle, Christopher (25) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot near to his home, Beragh, County Tyrone.
20 June 1981
Quinn, Neal (53) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while in Bridge Bar, Newry, County Down.
26 June 1981
Robinson, Vincent (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, Divis Flats, Belfast. Alleged informer.
08 July 1981
McDonnell, Joe (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.
08 July 1981
Dempsey, John (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.
09 July 1981
Barrett, Danny (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.
09 July 1981
McCabe, Nora (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.
13 July 1981
Hurson, Martin (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.
16 July 1981
Dean, Gavin (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.
21 July 1981
Hazlett, John (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.
31 July 1981
Harpur, Thomas (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.
31 July 1981
Doherty, Peter (36) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by plastic bullet at his home, Divis Flats, Belfast.
01 August 1981
Lynch, Kevin (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.
02 August 1981
Doherty, Kieran (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.
02 August 1981
Smyth, John (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.
02 August 1981
Wood, Andrew (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
08 August 1981
McElwee, Thomas (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.
09 August 1981
Canning, Liam (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot while walking along Alliance Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast.
09 August 1981
McGuinness, Peter (41) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot by plastic bullet outside his home, Shore Road, Greencastle, Belfast.
11 August 1981
Johnston, Charles (43) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing motorcycle while walking along Talbot Street, Belfast.
16 August 1981
Armstrong, Charles (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.
20 August 1981
Devine, Mickey (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.
23 August 1981
Corbett, William (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.
05 September 1981
Virdee, Sohan (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.
07 September 1981
Evans, Mark (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.
07 September 1981
Montgomery, Stuart (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.
12 September 1981
Clarke, Alan (20) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while walking along Hall Street, Maghera, County Derry.
14 September 1981
Proctor, John (25) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while leaving Magherafelt Hospital, County Derry.
19 September 1981
Mulholland, Eugene (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while walking along Ormeau Road, Belfast.
26 September 1981
Stewart, George (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.
27 September 1981
Braniff, Anthony (27) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot in entry off Odessa Street, Falls, Belfast. Alleged informer.
28 September 1981
Beck, Alexander (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.
29 September 1981
Stockman, Mark (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.
05 October 1981
Hall, Hector (22) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry.
08 October 1981
Kennedy, Larry (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.
10 October 1981
Field, Nora (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.
10 October 1981
Breslin, John (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.
12 October 1981
Ewing, Robert (34) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Deerpark Road, Oldpark, Belfast.
15 October 1981
McKay, Mary (68) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at her home, Stewart Street, Markets, Belfast.
16 October 1981
McCullough, Billy (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot outside his home, Denmark Street, Shankill, Belfast.
19 October 1981
Hamilton, Stephen (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.
21 October 1981
Connolly, Julian (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.
26 October 1981
Howorth, Kenneth (49) nfNIB
Status: British Police (BP), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed while attempting to defuse bomb in a cafe, Oxford Street, London.
28 October 1981
Brogan, Edward (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot at rubbish dump, Shantallow, Derry. Alleged informer.
04 November 1981
Bettice, Arthur (35) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Silvio Street, Shankill, Belfast. Alleged informer.
08 November 1981
Foster, Trevor (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.
10 November 1981
Neville, Charles (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.
11 November 1981
Graham, Cecil (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.
14 November 1981
Bradford, Robert (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.
14 November 1981
Campbell, Kenneth (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.
15 November 1981
McNulty, Thomas (18) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing motorcycle while standing in Thompson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
17 November 1981
Fagan, Peadar (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while outside friends home, Levin Road, Lurgan, County Armagh.
17 November 1981
Beacom, Albert (43) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his farm, Maguiresbridge, County Fermanagh.
17 November 1981
Lyttle, Silas (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.
18 November 1981
McClintock, James (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.
19 November 1981
McKeegan, John (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.
24 November 1981
Murphy, Stephen (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Died ten days after being shot at his home, Oldpark Avenue, Belfast.
25 November 1981
D'Arcy, Angela (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.
28 November 1981
Coulter, William (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.
31 December 1981
McIlhone, Danny (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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