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06 January 1983
Brown, Eric (41) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while sitting in stationary Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) civilian-type car, Bridge street, Rostrevor, County Down.
06 January 1983
Quinn, Brian (23) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while sitting in stationary Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) civilian-type car, Bridge street, Rostrevor, County Down.
08 January 1983
Edgar, Thomas (28) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot in house, Woodvale Road, Belfast. Internal Ulster Defence Association dispute.
16 January 1983
Doyle, William (55) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Judge. Shot outside St Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, Derryvolgie Avenue, Malone, Belfast.
18 January 1983
Olphert, John (39) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot at his supermarket, Nelson Drive, Caw, Derry.
20 January 1983
McColgan, Frank (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot during car chase, shortly after being involved in robbery, Black's Road, Dunmurry, near Belfast, County Antrim.
02 February 1983
McMonagle, Eugene (24) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) member during altercation, Leafair Park, Shantallow, Derry.
19 February 1983
Price, Alan (53) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while delivering mail, Arney, near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Usual postman, off-duty Ulster Defence Regiment member the intended target.
20 February 1983
Magill, Edward (20) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot from passing car while standing outside Warrenpoint Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Down.
21 February 1983
Wilson, Gordon (29) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in derelict building, while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Lower English Street, Armagh.
25 February 1983
McNeill, Cecil (22) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
02 March 1983
McCormack, Lindsay (49) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Serpentine Road, Greencastle, Belfast.
09 March 1983
Hogg, James (23) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while renovating houses, Dobbin Lane, Armagh.
11 March 1983
Kerr, Eamon (33) Catholic
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: not known (nk)
Workers' Party (WP) member. Shot at his home, Cape Street, Lower Falls, Belfast.
15 March 1983
Morton, Frederick (59) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot during ambush while driving his bread van, Tandragee Road, Newry, County Down.
16 March 1983
Miller, William (26) Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot while travelling in stolen car, Elmwood Avenue, off University Road, Belfast.
02 April 1983
McConville, Sean (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Beaten to death, while walking along Distillery Hill, Lurgan, County Armagh.
03 April 1983
McCormick, James (45) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his home, Balligan Gardens, Kilcooley, Bangor, County Down.
07 April 1983
Jeffrey, Gerald (28) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died eight days after being injured by remote controlled bomb while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Falls Road, Belfast.
09 April 1983
Biddle, Richard (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car, in car park off High Street, Omagh, County Tyrone.
13 April 1983
Elliott, Trevor (38) Protestant
Status: British Army Territorial Army (TA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his shop, Keady, County Armagh.
30 April 1983
Galway, David (61) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
School Caretaker. Shot during armed robbery at Downey House Preparatory School, Pirrie Park, Belfast.
07 May 1983
Dale, Eric (43) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot, Clontygora, near Killeen, County Armagh. Alleged informer.
10 May 1983
Purves, Alice (47) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on her husband, an off duty British Army (BA) member, at her mother's home, Strabane Old Road, Gobnascale, Derry.
16 May 1983
Cathcart, Gerald (49) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Linkview Park, Malone, Belfast.
26 May 1983
Carson, Colin (31) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot outside Cookstown Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Tyrone.
26 May 1983
Close, Trevor (33) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot while delivering milk, Elimgrove Street, off Cliftonville Road, Belfast.
04 June 1983
Stinson, Andrew (35) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Off duty. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to mechanical digger in field, Eglish, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
10 June 1983
Curtis, Geoffrey (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in lamp post, detonated when British Army (BA) foot patrol passed, Glenalina Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
27 June 1983
Moffatt, Malvern (36) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while cutting hedge, Drumnakilly, near Omagh, County Tyrone.
13 July 1983
McMahon, Eamon (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot in his car, Glassdrumman, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
13 July 1983
Mackin, Patrick (37) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot in Eamon McMahon's car, Glassdrumman, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
13 July 1983
Alexander, Ronald (19) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) mobile patrol, near Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
13 July 1983
Roxborough, John (19) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) mobile patrol, near Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
13 July 1983
Neely, Oswell (20) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) mobile patrol, near Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
13 July 1983
Harron, Thomas (25) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) mobile patrol, near Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
26 July 1983
O'Hare, John (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot while running away after armed robbery at Taughnevin Post Office, Craigavon, County Armagh.
30 July 1983
Malone, Martin (18) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR)
Shot during altercation between local people and Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) foot patrol, Callan Terrace, Armagh.
30 July 1983
Kinghan, Mark (19) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: not known (nk)
Died eight days after being hit on head by brick thrown during street disturbances at junction of Whitewell Road and Shore Road, Greencastle, Belfast.
09 August 1983
Reilly, Thomas (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during altercation between local people and British Army (BA) foot patrol, Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
13 August 1983
Convery, Brendan (25) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot during attempted ambush of Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) members at security barrier, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
13 August 1983
Mallon, James (28) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot during attempted ambush of Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) members at security barrier, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
23 August 1983
Finlay, Ronald (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot as he left his workplace, Strabane, County Tyrone.
24 August 1983
Young, William (52) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his shop, Magazine Street, Derry. Altercation with Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit.
06 September 1983
Wasson, John (61) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Dukes Grove, off Cathedral Road, Armagh.
19 September 1983
McCollum, Lilly (61) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two months after being injured by a booby trap bomb, hidden in outbuilding at her Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member brother's farm, Tullylagen, near Cookstown, County Tyrone. She was injured on 9 July 1983.
20 September 1983
Truckle, John (61) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car outside his home, Woodside Hill, Portadown, County Armagh.
06 October 1983
Finlay, William (55) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Meadowlands, Downpatrick, County Down.
06 October 1983
Ferguson, James (53) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Meadowlands, Downpatrick, County Down.
10 October 1983
McShane, Sean (39) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while in bookmaker's shop, Monaghan Street, Newry, County Down. Off-duty Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) member intended target.
15 October 1983
Stock, Alan (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in wall while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Lone Moor Road, Creggan, Derry.
24 October 1983
Campbell, Cyrus (49) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving car at his farm, Carricklongfield, near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
26 October 1983
Barkley, Gerard (27) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot near Redhills, County Cavan. Alleged informer.
28 October 1983
Hallawell, John (35) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot shortly after leaving house, Sheelin Park, Ballymagroarty, Derry.
29 October 1983
Nocher, David (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Protestant Action Force (PAF)
Workers' Party member. Shot while cleaning shop window, Mill Road, Greencastle, Belfast.
04 November 1983
Martin, John (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by time bomb, hidden in ceiling of classroom, which exploded during lecture to Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) members, Ulster Polytechnic, Jordanstown, County Antrim.
04 November 1983
Fyfe, Stephen (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by time bomb, hidden in ceiling of classroom, which exploded during lecture to Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) members, Ulster Polytechnic, Jordanstown, County Antrim.
04 November 1983
McDonald, William (29) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Injured by time bomb, hidden in ceiling of classroom, which exploded during lecture to Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) members, Ulster Polytechnic, Jordanstown, County Antrim. He died 12th August 1984.
05 November 1983
McFadden, John (50) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Bamford Park, Rasharkin, County Antrim.
07 November 1983
Taverner, Stephen (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two weeks after being injured by remote controlled bomb while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
08 November 1983
Carroll, Adrian (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Protestant Action Force (PAF)
Shot outside his home, Abbey Street, Armagh.
10 November 1983
Fitzpatrick, William (46) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Ballymartin, near Annalong, County Down.
12 November 1983
Clarke, Paul (29) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Carrickmore British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Tyrone.
14 November 1983
Armstrong, Charles (54) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Also Ulster Unionist Party Councillor. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car, outside District Council offices, Armagh.
20 November 1983
Wilson, David (44) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Catholic Reaction Force (CRF)
Shot in the entrance hall to Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church, Darkley, near Keady, County Armagh.
20 November 1983
Brown, Harold (59) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Catholic Reaction Force (CRF)
Shot in the entrance hall to Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church, Darkley, near Keady, County Armagh.
20 November 1983
Cunningham, Victor (39) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Catholic Reaction Force (CRF)
Shot in the entrance hall to Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church, Darkley, near Keady, County Armagh.
25 November 1983
Rouse, Daniel (51) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Beaten to death, while walking along Old Portadown Road, Lurgan, County Armagh.
28 November 1983
Foster, Brigid (77) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Passerby. Shot shortly after armed robbery at Post Office, Pomeroy, County Tyrone.
04 December 1983
McGirr, Colm (23) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, while walking across field towards arms cache, off Cloghog Road, near Coalisland, County Tyrone.
04 December 1983
Campbell, Brian (19) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, while walking across field towards arms cache, off Cloghog Road, near Coalisland, County Tyrone.
05 December 1983
Craven, Joseph (26) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Protestant Action Force (PAF)
Shot from passing motorcycle shortly after leaving Department of Health and Social Services office, Church Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
07 December 1983
Graham, Edgar (29) Protestant
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Ulster Unionist Party Assembly member. Shot outside his workplace, Queen's University, University Square, Belfast.
12 December 1983
Dawson, Anthony (18) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot by off duty Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) member from passing car while standing in Mountpottinger Road, Short Strand, Belfast.
12 December 1983
Molloy, John (20) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Tyndale Gardens, Ballysillan, Belfast.
16 December 1983
Sheehan, Gary (23) nfNIRI
Status: Garda Siochana (GS), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun battle between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Irish forces, at the release of kidnap victim Don Tidey, near Ballinamore, County Leitrim.
16 December 1983
Kelly, Patrick (35) nfNIRI
Status: Irish Army (IA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun battle between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Irish forces, at the release of kidnap victim Don Tidey, near Ballinamore, County Leitrim.
17 December 1983
McKeown, Brown (40) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, shop, Maghera, County Derry.
17 December 1983
Lane, Noel (28) nfNIB
Status: British Police (BP), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod's Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983
Arbuthnot, Jane (22) nfNIB
Status: British Police (BP), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod's Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983
Geddes, Philip (24) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod's Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983
Salvesan, Kenneth (28) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod's Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983
Cochrane-Patrick, Jasmine (25) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod's Department StoreBrompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983
Dodd, Stephen (34) nfNIB
Status: British Police (BP), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Injured by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod's Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given. He died 24 December 1983.

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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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