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05 January 1979
Donnelly, Francis (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in premature bomb explosion, while travelling in car, Northwick Drive, Ardoyne, Belfast.
05 January 1979
Montgomery, Lawrence (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in premature bomb explosion, while travelling in car, Northwick Drive, Ardoyne, Belfast.
04 February 1979
Mackin, Patrick (60) Catholic
Status: ex-Prison Officer (xPO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot together with his wife, at their home, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
04 February 1979
Mackin, Violet (58) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot together with her husband, a former Prison Officer, at their home, Oldpark Road, Belfast.
12 February 1979
Sills, Patrick (27) nfNI
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From County Donegal. Found shot in field, Laghtfoggy, near Castlederg, County Tyrone. Internal IRA dispute.
14 February 1979
Kirby, Steven (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Abercorn Road, Derry.
24 February 1979
McGuigan, Martin (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in trailer, detonated when he walked past, Darkley, near Keady, County Armagh. Mistaken for British Army (BA) foot patrol.
24 February 1979
Keenan, James (16) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in trailer, detonated when he walked past, Darkley, near Keady, County Armagh. Mistaken for British Army (BA) foot patrol.
13 March 1979
McNally, Robert (20) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Off duty. Died seven days after being injured by booby trap bomb attached to his car, which exploded while leaving car park, West Street, Portadown, County Armagh.
19 March 1979
Woolmore, Peter (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in mortar bomb attack on Newtownhamilton British Army (BA) base, County Armagh
22 March 1979
Sykes, Richard (58) nfNIE
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
British Ambassador to the Netherlands. Shot outside his official residence, Den Haag, Netherlands.
22 March 1979
Straub, Krel (19) nfNIE
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Dutch valet to British Ambassador to the Netherlands. Shot outside the ambassador's official residence, Den Haag, Netherlands.
27 March 1979
Evans, Gerry (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From Northern Ireland. Abducted while walking along road, near Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. His remains eventually found by information supplied anonymously, buried in bogland, Carrickrobin, near Dundalk, County Louth, on 15 October 2010.
30 March 1979
Neave, Airey (-9) nfNIB
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Member of Parliament and Conservative Party Spokesman on Northern Ireland. Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car at House of Commons, Westminster, London.
30 March 1979
McConville, Martin (25) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Beaten to death somewhere in Portadown, County Armagh. Body found in River Bann, beside Seagoe Industrial Estate, Portadown, County Armagh, on 22 April 1979.
05 April 1979
Dykes, Anthony (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by snipers while standing outside Andersonstown Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Belfast.
05 April 1979
Thornett, Anthony (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by snipers while standing outside Andersonstown Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) / British Army (BA) base, Belfast.
11 April 1979
Shanley, Christopher (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Glenalina Crescent, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
11 April 1979
Rumble, Stephen (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in British Army (BA) Armoured Personnel Carrier, Glenalina Crescent, Ballymurphy, Belfast. He died 19 April 1979.
13 April 1979
Armstrong, Thomas (63) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot near to his home, Tynan, near Middletown, County Armagh.
16 April 1979
Cassidy, Michael (31) Catholic
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot just after leaving St Macartan's Church, Clogher, County Tyrone.
17 April 1979
Gray, Paul (25) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol drove past, Bessbrook, County Armagh.
17 April 1979
Lockhart, Robert (44) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol drove past, Bessbrook, County Armagh
17 April 1979
Baird, Richard (28) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol drove past, Bessbrook, County Armagh
17 April 1979
Webb, Noel (30) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked van, detonated when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol drove past, Bessbrook, County Armagh
19 April 1979
Wallace, Agnes (40) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot during sniper and grenade attack, outside Armagh Prison, Armagh.
19 April 1979
Rogers, Paul (37) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Falls Road, Belfast.
25 April 1979
Carson, William (32) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot at his home, Rosevale Street, off Oldpark Road, Belfast.
25 April 1979
Graham, John (55) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot by sniper while driving lorry, Seskinore, County Tyrone.
29 April 1979
Gibson, Samuel (52) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot by sniper while driving to work, Edendork, near Coalisland, County Tyrone.
01 May 1979
Lutton, Frederick (40) Protestant
Status: ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary (xRUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his workplace, Argory House, near Moy, County Tyrone.
06 May 1979
Prue, Norman (29) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Undercover British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol. Shot while sitting in stationary civilian type car, outside church, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
06 May 1979
Maughan, Robert (30) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Undercover British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol. Shot while sitting in stationary civilian type car, outside church, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
09 May 1979
Webster, Andrew (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in derelict block of flats, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Norglen Gardens, Turf Lodge, Belfast.
19 May 1979
McClenaghan, Jack (64) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while delivering bread, Garrison, County Fermanagh.
20 May 1979
Wray, Stanley (50) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot shortly after leaving Claremont Presbyterian Church, Northland Road, Derry.
29 May 1979
Surgeoner, George (28) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Died three days after being shot while in Royal Bar, Shankill Road, Belfast.
02 June 1979
Dunne, Alan (36) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Off duty. Shot while standing outside his home, Ballinahone Crescent, Armagh.
02 June 1979
Stinson, David (32) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Shot while standing outside Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) member's home, Ballinahone Crescent, Armagh.
03 June 1979
Hanna, Stanley (47) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by land mine while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Cullaville, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
03 June 1979
Thompson, Kevin (22) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by land mine while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol, Cullaville, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
06 June 1979
Gore, Alexander (23) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Malone British Army (BA) base, Malone Road, Belfast.
09 June 1979
McKee, Joseph (33) Catholic
Status: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot while in shop, Castle Street, Belfast.
09 June 1979
McElvanna, Peadar (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot during gun battle between Irish Republican Army (IRA) and British Army (BA), Keady, County Armagh.
19 June 1979
Hannigan, John (34) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while on his way to work, Omagh, County Tyrone.
20 June 1979
Sullivan, Francis (36) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Bombay Street, Falls, Belfast.
22 June 1979
Scott, John (49) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot while delivering milk, Ardboe, near Coagh, County Tyrone.
24 June 1979
Porter, Joseph (63) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot near to his home, Mountnorris, near Markethill, County Armagh.
08 July 1979
MacMillan, Alan (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
12 July 1979
Kearney, Michael (21) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot Legakelly, near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh. Alleged informer.
15 July 1979
O'Hanlon, Patrick (69) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot in car park of Falls Bowling Club, Andersonstown Road, Belfast.
17 July 1979
Crowe, Sylvia (31) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb hidden in parked lorry during attack on Ulster Defence Regiment mobile patrol, Rosslea, County Fermanagh.
27 July 1979
Wright, James (48) Protestant
Status: ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary (xRUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to his car, outside his home, Corcrain Drive, Portadown, County Armagh.
28 July 1979
McCann, James (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot while walking along Obins Street, Portadown, County Armagh.
31 July 1979
Walsh, George (51) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot from passing car while sitting in stationary car, outside Armagh Courthouse, Armagh.
02 August 1979
Reece, Paul (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Cathedral Road, Armagh.
02 August 1979
Furminger, Richard (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Cathedral Road, Armagh.
02 August 1979
Davidson, Derek (26) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper when Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol lured to scene of bogus robbery, Clondara Street, Falls, Belfast.
03 August 1979
Whitten, William (65) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died six weeks after being injured in bomb attack on Marine Hotel, Ballycastle, County Antrim. He was wounded on 19 June 1979. Inadequate warning given.
07 August 1979
Ryan, Eamonn (32) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during bank robbery, Strand Street, Tramore, County Waterford.
10 August 1979
McGraw, Arthur (29) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside his home, Moneycarrie Road, Garvagh, County Derry. Mistaken for his Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member brother.
27 August 1979
Mountbatten, Lord (79) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb on his boat, detonated when leaving Mullaghmore Harbour, County Sligo.
27 August 1979
Brabourne, Dowager Lady (82) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb on Lord Mountbatten's boat, detonated when leaving Mullaghmore Harbour, County Sligo.
27 August 1979
Knatchbull, Nicholas (14) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by remote controlled bomb on Lord Mountbatten's boat, detonated when leaving Mullaghmore Harbour, County Sligo.
27 August 1979
Maxwell, Paul (15) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
From Northern Ireland. Killed by remote controlled bomb on Lord Mountbatten's boat, detonated when leaving Mullaghmore Harbour, County Sligo.
27 August 1979
Blair, David (40) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Vance, Thomas (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Rogers, Ian (31) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
England, Robert (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Jones, Jeffrey (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Barnes, Gary (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Wood, Anthony (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Giles, John (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
MacLeod, Victor (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Jones, Leonard (26) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Jones, Robert (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Blair, Donald (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Andrew, Nicholas (24) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Dunn, Raymond (20) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Woods, Michael (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Fursman, Peter (35) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Ireland, Christopher (25) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Beard, Walter (33) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in two remote controlled bomb attacks at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, County Down. The first bomb was left in parked lorry and detonated when British Army (BA) lorry passed. The second bomb was left in a nearby Gate Lodge and detonated when British Army (BA) reinforcements arrived at the scene of the first explosion.
27 August 1979
Hudson, Michael (29) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot from across Narrow Water, near Omeath, County Louth, shortly after a double bomb attack on British Army (BA) patrol at Narrow Water.
28 August 1979
Hardy, John (43) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Ashton Street, New Lodge, Belfast.
01 September 1979
Lennon, Gerry (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his workplace, a shop, Antrim Road, Belfast.
03 September 1979
Corbett, Henry (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Bawnmore Grove, Greencastle, Belfast.
10 September 1979
O'Halloran, Hugh (28) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)
Died two days after being badly beaten by group of men near his home, Moyard Park, Ballymurphy, Belfast.
12 September 1979
Wiggans, Gabriel (56) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at his home, Springfield Road, Belfast.
14 September 1979
Foster, George (30) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside Buffs Social Club, Century Street, off Crumlin Road, Belfast.
19 September 1979
Jones, Edward (60) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving his car away from Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast.
03 October 1979
Larmour, Sadie (44) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot at her home, Rodney Drive, Falls, Belfast.
05 October 1979
Hawthorne, George (37) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving his car into car park, Soho Place, Newry, County Down.
05 October 1979
Rowland, Martin (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found shot near to his home, Camlough, County Armagh.
08 October 1979
McGrann, Mark (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot while walking along East Bridge Street, at the junction with Laganbank Road, Belfast.
08 October 1979
Wright, Paul (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Undercover British Army (BA) member. Shot while driving civilian type car along Falls Road, Belfast.
12 October 1979
Donaldson, John (24) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot shortly after leaving Andersonstown British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast.
15 October 1979
Kernaghan, Herbert (36) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while making deliveries to school, Rosslea, County Fermanagh.
19 October 1979
Robinson, James (20) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving milk van along Blackfort Road, near Fintona, County Tyrone.
24 October 1979
Moore, Walter (50) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot outside his home, Lyndhurst Parade, off Ballygomartin Road, Belfast.
28 October 1979
Bellamy, David (31) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol leaving Springfield Road Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast.
28 October 1979
Davidson, Gerry (26) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) mobile patrol leaving Springfield Road British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast. He died 19 November 1979.
29 October 1979
Irwin, Fred (43) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot while driving to his workplace, Oaks Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
05 November 1979
Gilhooley, Thomas (25) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while leaving Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast.
07 November 1979
Teeney, David (25) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Civilian employed by Northern Ireland Prison Service. Shot at bus stop shortly after leaving Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast.
08 November 1979
O'Neill, Marius (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot while walking along Thompson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
08 November 1979
McCrory, Paul (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot while walking along Thompson Street, Short Strand, Belfast.
08 November 1979
McMaster, Edward (57) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Republican group (REP)
Security man. Shot at his workplace, Sirocco Works, Short Strand, Belfast.
13 November 1979
Fryer, Paul (18) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb attached to telegraph pole, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Silverbridge, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
23 November 1979
Melville, Gerald (45) Catholic
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Hightown Road, Glengormley, near Belfast, County Antrim.
03 December 1979
Wright, William (58) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his home, Lyndhurst Drive, off Ballygomartin Road, Belfast.
03 December 1979
White, David (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Shot at his home, Brooke Crescent, off Black's Road, Belfast.
16 December 1979
Beck, William (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
16 December 1979
Richards, Keith (22) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
16 December 1979
Evans, Simon (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
16 December 1979
Ayrton, Allan (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon, County Tyrone.
16 December 1979
Fowler, James (40) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Regiment (xUDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving mobile fish and chip van, Omagh, County Tyrone.
16 December 1979
Grundy, Peter (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by booby trap bomb hidden in derelict house, while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Forkhill, County Armagh.
17 December 1979
Wilson, William (58) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot outside Buffs Social Club, Century Street, off Crumlin Road, Belfast.
22 December 1979
Hazelton, Stanley (48) Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot by sniper while driving his car near Glaslough, County Monaghan.
31 December 1979
Cairns, Sean (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot at his home, Tralee Street, off Springfield Road, Belfast.

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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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