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Brown, Eric
06 January 1983 (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.
Quinn, Brian
06 January 1983 (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.
Edgar, Thomas
08 January 1983 (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.
Doyle, William
16 January 1983 (55) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Judge. Shot outside St Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, Derryvolgie Avenue, Malone, Belfast.
Olphert, John
18 January 1983 (39) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot at his supermarket, Nelson Drive, Caw, Derry.
McColgan, Frank
20 January 1983 (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.
McMonagle, Eugene
02 February 1983 (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.
Price, Alan
19 February 1983 (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.
Magill, Edward
20 February 1983 (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.
Wilson, Gordon
21 February 1983 (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.
McNeill, Cecil
25 February 1983 (22) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
McCormack, Lindsay
02 March 1983 (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.
Hogg, James
09 March 1983 (23) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while renovating houses, Dobbin Lane, Armagh.
Kerr, Eamon
11 March 1983 (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.
Morton, Frederick
15 March 1983 (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.
Miller, William
16 March 1983 (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.
McConville, Sean
02 April 1983 (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Beaten to death, while walking along Distillery Hill, Lurgan, County Armagh.
McCormick, James
03 April 1983 (45) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his home, Balligan Gardens, Kilcooley, Bangor, County Down.
Jeffrey, Gerald
07 April 1983 (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.
Biddle, Richard
09 April 1983 (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.
Elliott, Trevor
13 April 1983 (38) Protestant
Status: British Army Territorial Army (TA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his shop, Keady, County Armagh.
Galway, David
30 April 1983 (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.
Dale, Eric
07 May 1983 (43) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot, Clontygora, near Killeen, County Armagh. Alleged informer.
Purves, Alice
10 May 1983 (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.
Cathcart, Gerald
16 May 1983 (49) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Linkview Park, Malone, Belfast.
Carson, Colin
26 May 1983 (31) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot outside Cookstown Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Tyrone.
Close, Trevor
26 May 1983 (33) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot while delivering milk, Elimgrove Street, off Cliftonville Road, Belfast.
Stinson, Andrew
04 June 1983 (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.
Curtis, Geoffrey
10 June 1983 (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.
Moffatt, Malvern
27 June 1983 (36) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while cutting hedge, Drumnakilly, near Omagh, County Tyrone.
McMahon, Eamon
13 July 1983 (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot in his car, Glassdrumman, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Mackin, Patrick
13 July 1983 (37) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot in Eamon McMahon's car, Glassdrumman, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Alexander, Ronald
13 July 1983 (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.
Roxborough, John
13 July 1983 (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.
Neely, Oswell
13 July 1983 (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.
Harron, Thomas
13 July 1983 (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.
O'Hare, John
26 July 1983 (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.
Malone, Martin
30 July 1983 (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.
Kinghan, Mark
30 July 1983 (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.
Reilly, Thomas
09 August 1983 (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.
Convery, Brendan
13 August 1983 (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.
Mallon, James
13 August 1983 (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.
Finlay, Ronald
23 August 1983 (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot as he left his workplace, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Young, William
24 August 1983 (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.
Wasson, John
06 September 1983 (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.
McCollum, Lilly
19 September 1983 (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.
Truckle, John
20 September 1983 (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.
Finlay, William
06 October 1983 (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.
Ferguson, James
06 October 1983 (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.
McShane, Sean
10 October 1983 (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.
Stock, Alan
15 October 1983 (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.
Campbell, Cyrus
24 October 1983 (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.
Barkley, Gerard
26 October 1983 (27) Catholic
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Found shot near Redhills, County Cavan. Alleged informer.
Hallawell, John
28 October 1983 (35) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot shortly after leaving house, Sheelin Park, Ballymagroarty, Derry.
Nocher, David
29 October 1983 (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.
Martin, John
04 November 1983 (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.
Fyfe, Stephen
04 November 1983 (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.
McDonald, William
04 November 1983 (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.
McFadden, John
05 November 1983 (50) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Bamford Park, Rasharkin, County Antrim.
Taverner, Stephen
07 November 1983 (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.
Carroll, Adrian
08 November 1983 (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Protestant Action Force (PAF)
Shot outside his home, Abbey Street, Armagh.
Fitzpatrick, William
10 November 1983 (46) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Ballymartin, near Annalong, County Down.
Clarke, Paul
12 November 1983 (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.
Armstrong, Charles
14 November 1983 (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.
Wilson, David
20 November 1983 (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.
Brown, Harold
20 November 1983 (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.
Cunningham, Victor
20 November 1983 (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.
Rouse, Daniel
25 November 1983 (51) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Beaten to death, while walking along Old Portadown Road, Lurgan, County Armagh.
Foster, Brigid
28 November 1983 (77) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Passerby. Shot shortly after armed robbery at Post Office, Pomeroy, County Tyrone.
McGirr, Colm
04 December 1983 (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.
Campbell, Brian
04 December 1983 (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.
Craven, Joseph
05 December 1983 (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.
Graham, Edgar
07 December 1983 (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.
Dawson, Anthony
12 December 1983 (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.
Molloy, John
12 December 1983 (20) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Tyndale Gardens, Ballysillan, Belfast.
Sheehan, Gary
16 December 1983 (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.
Kelly, Patrick
16 December 1983 (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.
McKeown, Brown
17 December 1983 (40) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, shop, Maghera, County Derry.
Lane, Noel
17 December 1983 (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.
Arbuthnot, Jane
17 December 1983 (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.
Geddes, Philip
17 December 1983 (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.
Salvesan, Kenneth
17 December 1983 (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.
Cochrane-Patrick, Jasmine
17 December 1983 (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.
Dodd, Stephen
17 December 1983 (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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