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Kelly, Paul
15 January 1985 (17) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR)
Shot while running away from stationary stolen car, at Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), Kennedy Way, Belfast.
Graham, James
01 February 1985 (39) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving school bus, Derrylin, County Fermanagh.
Logue, Gerard
08 February 1985 (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Shot while sitting in stationary stolen car, Fort Street, off Springfield Road, Belfast.
Kerr, Patrick
17 February 1985 (37) Catholic
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh.
Rossborough, Mark
18 February 1985 (21) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot at rubbish dump, off Ballygomartin Road, Belfast.
Murphy, Francis
21 February 1985 (30) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) civilian type minibus, Drumsallen, near Armagh.
Devine, Michael
23 February 1985 (22) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, while returning arms to dump, in field, off Plumbridge Road, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Devine, David
23 February 1985 (17) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, while returning arms to dump, in field, off Plumbridge Road, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Breslin, Charles
23 February 1985 (20) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot by undercover British Army (BA) members, while returning arms to dump, in field, off Plumbridge Road, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Coyle, Kevin
23 February 1985 (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot Corporation Street, Bogside, Derry. Alleged informer.
McElhinney, Douglas
24 February 1985 (40) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot outside friend's home, Glenvale Road, off Northland Road, Derry.
Donaldson, Alexander
28 February 1985 (41) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down.
McGookin, Rosemary
28 February 1985 (27) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down.
Campbell, Geoffrey
28 February 1985 (24) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down.
Price, Denis
28 February 1985 (22) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down.
McFerran, Paul
28 February 1985 (33) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down
McHenry, Sean
28 February 1985 (19) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down
Topping, David
28 February 1985 (22) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down.
Dowd, John
28 February 1985 (31) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down.
Kelly, Ivy
28 February 1985 (29) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Edward Street, Newry, County Down.
Harkness, Trevor
28 February 1985 (36) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in telegraph pole, while on Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) foot patrol, Pomeroy, County Tyrone.
McCormac, Hugh
03 March 1985 (40) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside St Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Graan, near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Corcoran, John
23 March 1985 (45) nfNIRI
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From County Cork. Found shot Ballincollig, near Cork. Alleged informer.
Dacre, Anthony
27 March 1985 (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden behind door, detonated when British Army (BA) foot patrol passed, Divis Flats, Belfast.
Bell, John
29 March 1985 (34) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot at his workplace, garage, Church Square, Rathfriland, County Down.
Kay, Michael
03 April 1985 (38) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in parked car, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol passed, outside Courthouse, Downshire Road, Newry, County Down.
Parry, Kenneth
03 April 1985 (55) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Originally from England. Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in parked car, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol passed, outside Courthouse, Downshire Road, Newry, County Down. He was employed at the Courthouse.
Love, Martin
07 April 1985 (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot while walking along Factory Row, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Heenan, William
03 May 1985 (51) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his home, Leitrim, near Castlewellan, County Down.
Ruddy, Seamus
09 May 1985 (33) Catholic
Status: ex-Irish National Liberation Army (xINLA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Abducted from his flat, Paris, France. Presumed killed, body never recovered.
Wilson, William
20 May 1985 (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in parked trailer, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol passed, Killeen, County Armagh.
Rodgers, Stephen
20 May 1985 (19) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in parked trailer, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol passed, Killeen, County Armagh.
Baird, David
20 May 1985 (22) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in parked trailer, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol passed, Killeen, County Armagh.
Doak, Tracy
20 May 1985 (21) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb, hidden in parked trailer, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol passed, Killeen, County Armagh.
Smith, Gary
28 May 1985 (19) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) applicant. Shot as he parked his car Millfield, Belfast.
McAlpine, Roy
01 June 1985 (24) Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot outside friend's home, Annadale Flats, Ballynafeigh, Belfast. Internal Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) dispute.
Agnew, Willis
15 June 1985 (53) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while sitting in stationary car outside friend's home, Gortin Road, Kilrea, County Derry.
Gilliland, William
18 June 1985 (39) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Coragh Glebe, near Kinawley, County Fermanagh.
Morrissey, Patrick
27 June 1985 (49) nfNIRI
Status: Garda Siochana (GS), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot during armed robbery at post office, Ardee, County Louth.
English, Charles
06 August 1985 (21) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died when grenade exploded prematurely, during attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, William Street, Derry.
McEvoy, Seamus
20 August 1985 (46) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his home, Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin. Contractor to British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) .
Mallon, Daniel
22 August 1985 (65) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while in Railway Bar, Strabane, County Tyrone. Mistaken for contractor to British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
Murray, Kieran
24 August 1985 (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in car along Slate Quarry Road, near Pomeroy, County Tyrone. His vehicle mistaken for Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) civilian-type car.
Vance, Martin
31 August 1985 (33) Catholic
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Rocks Chapel Road, Crossgar, County Down.
Mahon, Gerard
08 September 1985 (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, together with his wife, in entry off Norglen Crescent, Turf Lodge, Belfast. Alleged informer.
Mahon, Catherine
08 September 1985 (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, together with her husband, in entry off Norglen Crescent, Turf Lodge, Belfast. Alleged informer.
Burnett, James
09 September 1985 (28) nfNI
Status: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
From County Dublin. Found shot, Killeen, County Armagh. Alleged informer.
Patten, Martin
22 September 1985 (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while returning to Ebrington British Army (BA) base, walking along Limavady Road, Waterside, Derry.
McCrory, Damien
07 October 1985 (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot, by the side of road, Drumrallagh, Strabane, County Tyrone. Alleged informer.
McPolin, Kevin
08 November 1985 (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot, while sitting in his stationary car, outside his place of work, Drumbeg Drive, Old Warren, Lisburn, County Antrim.
Hanson, David
15 November 1985 (24) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on joint British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Blaney Road, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Boyd, Robert
18 November 1985 (55) Catholic
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside his home, Prehen Park, Waterside, Derry.
Konig, Kurt
21 November 1985 (38) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
German businessman. Shot outside his home, Gleneagle's, Shantallow, Derry. Contractor to British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) .
Hanna, Gordon
29 November 1985 (46) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car outside his home, Harbour Drive, Kilkeel, County Down.
Taggart, Edward
30 November 1985 (19) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during struggle with Irish Republican Army (IRA) members, Divis Flats, Belfast. Alleged criminal.
Clements, William
07 December 1985 (52) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Ballygawley Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Tyrone.
Gilliland, George
07 December 1985 (34) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Ballygawley Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, County Tyrone.

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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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