"Lest We Forget"

This page is dedicated to the memory of the following Brethren who were murdered for the period of terrorist violence often referred to as the Troubles starting in 1969.

The names of murdered Brethren are herein recorded in date order as well as their Private Lodge and District Lodge details and whether they were members of the Security Forces of the State or Civilians.

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We will remember them,

and their families are in our thoughts and Prayers.

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ďThe righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart;

and merciful men are taken away,

none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come."

Isaiah chapter 11, verse 1.

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NORMAN WATSON

CROSSKEYS LOL 88

KEADY DISTRICT

Civilian

10 August 1971

Shot in crossfire between IRA gang and Soldiers in Armagh.

 

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VICTOR SMYTH

W.H.WRIGHT MEMORIAL LOL 40

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

5 September 1972

Killed in his car when a Loyalist bomb exploded at McGurk's Bar in Portadown.

 

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WILLIAM JOHNSTON

DERRYHAW BOYNE DEFENDERS LOL 768

KILLYLEA DISTRICT

Civilian

18 December 1972

Member of the Police Authority and Unionist Councillor.

He was kidnapped and murdered by the IRA.

 

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SIDNEY SAMUEL WATT

SYNOTTíS TRUE BLUES LOL 106

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

20 July 1973

Murdered by the IRA as he arrived home at Ballintemple.

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TREVOR HOLLAND

RISING SONS OF PORTADOWN LOL 273

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Civilian

17 August 1973

Murdered outside a Cafe in Portadown.

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IVAN JOSEPH VENNARD

GIBSONíS HILL TRUE BLUES LOL 91

LURGAN DISTRICT

Former member of Ulster Defence Regiment.

3 October 1973

Murdered by the IRA when he collected Mail at the Post Office in Lurgan.

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JOHN SIMONS WYLIE

KINNEGO LOL 5

LOUGHGALL DISTRICT

Civilian

19 February 1974

Killed when UVF bomb exploded at Traynor's Pub, Kilmore.

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EDWARD CLAYTON

KILMORIARTY BIBLE & CROWN

DEFENDERS LOL 31

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Civilian

6 March 1975

Killed by Booby-trap bomb attached to his car, parked near his home.

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ALFRED DOYLE

BREAGH LEADING HEROES LOL 7

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment.

3 June 1975

Murdered by the IRA whilst returning from a Canine Show in the Irish Republic.

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T. GEORGE McCALL

CANARY LOL 1287

LOUGHGALL DISTRICT

Former member of Ulster Defence Regiment.

2 August 1975

Murdered by the IRA, as he walked with his wife, near his home.

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WILLIAM AMBROSE MEAKLIM

TULLYVALLEN GUIDING STAR TEMPERANCE LOL 630b

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Former member of Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

15 August 1975

Kidnapped on 13 August 1975, off Dundalk Road, Newtownhamilton,

tortured and murdered by the IRA - body found.

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JOSEPH REID

CROSSKEYS LOL 88

KEADY DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

31 August 1975

Murdered by the IRA who called at his home, near Keady,

and asked for him by name.

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JOHN JOHNSTON

TULLYVALLEN GUIDING STAR TEMPERANCE LOL 630b

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Civilian

1 September 1975

Murdered in the IRA attack on his Lodge Meeting.

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NEVIN THOMAS McCONNELL

TULLYVALLEN GUIDING STAR TEMPERANCE LOL 630b

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Civilian

1 September 1975

Murdered in the IRA attack on his Lodge Meeting.

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JAMES McKEE

TULLYVALLEN GUIDING STAR TEMPERANCE LOL 630b

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Civilian

1 September 1975

Murdered in the IRA attack on his Lodge Meeting.

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RONALD WILLIAM McKEE

TULLYVALLEN GUIDING STAR TEMPERANCE LOL 630b

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Civilian

1 September 1975

Murdered in the IRA attack on his Lodge Meeting.

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WILLIAM GEORGE HERRON

TULLYVALLEN GUIDING STAR TEMPERANCE LOL 630b

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Civilian

1 September 1975

Died of his wounds after the IRA attack on his Lodge Meeting.

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JOSEPH LEMMON

BESSBROOK PURPLE STAR LOL 959

BESSBROOK DISTRICT

Civilian

5 January 1976

Murdered by the IRA in the Kingsmills Massacre.

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ROBERT FREEBURN

TULLYHAPPY TEMPERANCE LOL 59

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Civilian

5 January 1976

Murdered by the IRA in the Kingsmills Massacre.

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JAMES McWHIRTER

BESSBROOK PURPLE STAR LOL 959

BESSBROOK DISTRICT

Civilian

5 January 1976

Murdered by the IRA in the Kingsmills Massacre.

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ROBERT SAMUEL WALKER

KILCLUNEY TEMPERANCE VOLUNTEERS LOL 132

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Civilian

5 January 1976

Murdered by the IRA in the Kingsmills Massacre.

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JOSEPH ALEXANDER McCULLOUGH

TULLYVALLEN GUIDING STAR TEMPERANCE LOL 630b

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

26 February 1976

Murdered by the IRA as he returned home to feed his dog.

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ROBERT WILLIAM McCONNELL

CLADYBEG FAITH DEFENDERS LOL 305b

NEWTOWNHAMILTON DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

5 April 1976

Murdered by the IRA outside his home as he returned with help

to put his invalid sister to bed.

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JAMES LIGGETT

WINGFIELD VERNERíS CRIMSON STAR LOL 25

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Civilian

29 December 1976

Fatally wounded in an INLA attack on the Tavern Bar, Portadown.

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ROBERT WALKER WHITTEN

PRINCE OF WALES LOL 56

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Civilian

19 June 1977

Died of wounds some three months after an INLA shooting in Portadown, believed to be in mistake for his brother, Herbert, who was District Master.

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WILLIAM HERBERT TURBITT

BALLYLEANEY PURPLE STAR LOL 11

RICHHILL DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary (George Cross)

17 June 1978

Ambushed, kidnapped and murdered by the IRA at Sturgan Brae, near Camlough.

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THOMAS JOHN ARMSTRONG

CAVANAPOLE PURPLE STAR LOL 297

KILLYLEA DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment.

13 April 1979

Murdered by the IRA as he was driving his car home from work near Tynan.

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RICHARD ALLEN BAIRD

TERRYHOOGAN BIBLE AND CROWN DEFENDERS LOL 116

TANDRAGEE DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary (George Cross)

17 April 1979

Murdered by IRA Landmine on Millvale Road, Bessbrook.

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NOEL ALEXANDER WEBB

GIBSONíS HILL TRUE BLUES LOL 91

LURGAN DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary (George Cross)

17 April 1979

Murdered by IRA Landmine on Millvale Road, Bessbrook.

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ROBERT ARCHIBALD LOCKHART

BELLEEK BIBLE AND CROWN DEFENDERS LOL 528

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

17 April 1979

Murdered by IRA Landmine on Millvale Road, Bessbrook.

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FREDERICK JOHN LUTTON

CANARY LOL 1287

LOUGHGALL DISTRICT

Former member of Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

1 May 1979

Murdered by the IRA as he locked the gates at the Argory National Trust property near Moy, on his first day as Estate Manager.

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DAVID ROBERT STINSON

LISNADILL GUIDING STAR LOL 174

ARMAGH DISTRICT

Civilian

2 June 1979

Murdered by the INLA as he was talking to a Policeman.

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JAMES WRIGHT

KING WILLIAMíS DEFENDERS LOL 127

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Former member of Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

27 July 1979

Murdered by the INLA in a Booby-trap bomb under his car outside his home.

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WILLIAM WHITTEN

MOYROURKAN TRUE BLUES LOL 305A

TANDRAGEE DISTRICT

Civilian

3 August 1979

Died of Burns a week after an IRA Fire-bombing of the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle, County Antrim.

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HENRY LIVINGSTONE

KILLYLEA TRUE BLUES LOL 630a

KILLYLEA DISTRICT

Former member of Ulster Defence Regiment.

6 March 1980

Ambushed and murdered by the IRA as he fed Cattle at an out-farm at Cortynan, Tynan.

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MARCUS JAMES HEWITT

DIAMOND MEMORIAL LOL 85

LOUGHGALL DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

10 October 1980

Murdered by the IRA in a Booby-trap bomb under his car at the

Livestock Sales Yard in Portadown.

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SIR NORMAN STRONGE

DERRYHAW BOYNE DEFENDERS LOL 768

KILLYLEA DISTRICT

Civilian, former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Parliament

21 January 1981

Murdered by the IRA at his home, Tynan Abbey.

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JAMES STRONGE

DERRYHAW BOYNE DEFENDERS LOL 768

KILLYLEA DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

21 January 1981

Murdered by the IRA at his home, Tynan Abbey.

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MERVYN BASIL ROBINSON

LATTERY PURPLE HEROES LOL 222

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

27 May 1981

Murdered by the IRA near his home at Whitecross.

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CHARLES DAVID NEVILLE

MULLINTUR LOL 150

KILLYLEA DISTRICT

Former member of Ulster Defence Regiment.

10 November 1981

Murdered by the IRA as he left work in Armagh College of Further Education.

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WILLIAM JOHN MORRISON

BREAGHEY LOL 311

KILLYLEA DISTRICT

Civilian

17 April 1982

Murdered by the IRA at his Farm near the Border at Middletown.

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FREDRICK WILLIAMSON

LISNADILL GUIDING STAR LOL 174

ARMAGH DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

7 October 1982

Murdered by the INLA during an ambush on the Armagh to Moy Road.

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THOMAS GEORGE COCHRANE

LURGAROSS ORANGE HEROES LOL 620

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

22 October 1982

Kidnapped on his way to work and murdered by the IRA;

body was found one week later in South Armagh.

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CHARLES HUTTON SPENCE

MULLABRACK HEARTS OF STEEL TEMPERANCE LOL 1406

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

10 November 1982

Murdered by the IRA as he left work at the Customs Office in Armagh.

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SNOWDON SAMUEL RICHARD CORKEY

LURGAROSS ORANGE HEROES LOL 620

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

16-11-1982

Murdered by the IRA when manning the Security Barrier in Markethill.

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JACKSON J. HOGG

HAMILTONSBAWN GUIDING STAR LOL 47

RICHHILL DISTRICT

Civilian

9 March 1983

Murdered by the INLA as he left his place of work.

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FREDERICK MORTON

SCARVA SONS OF WILLIAM LOL 60

TANDRAGEE DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

15 March 1983

Murdered by the IRA while driving his Bread-van on his way to work.

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TREVOR ALEXANDER ELLIOTT

KILDARTON TEMPERANCE LOL 540

ARMAGH DISTRICT

Territorial Army

13 April 1983

Murdered by the IRA as he was setting out to deliver Groceries from his workplace in Keady.

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CHARLES ARMSTRONG

LISNADILL GUIDING STAR LOL 174

ARMAGH DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment (Part-time Major)

14 November 1983

Unionist Chairman of Armagh District Council, he was murdered by an IRA bomb under his car outside the Council Offices after a Council Meeting.

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HERBERT SAMUEL BURROWS

NELSONíS CONQUERING HEROES LOL 368

ARMAGH DISTRICT

Civilian

3 March 1984

Murdered by the IRA while at his work in Armagh.

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TREVOR GEORGE ELLIOTT

TERRYHOOGAN BIBLE AND CROWN DEFENDERS LOL 116

TANDRAGEE DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

18 May 1984

Murdered by the IRA in a Bomb attack in South Armagh.

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MELVIN SIMPSON

CANARY LOL 1287

LOUGHGALL DISTRICT

Former member of Ulster Defence Regiment.

8 October 1984

Murdered by the IRA while working on a Building-site in Dungannon.

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STEPHEN McKINNEY

GRANGE TRUE BLUES LOL 36

LOUGHGALL DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment.

25 September 1988

Murdered by the IRA outside his home as he returned after completing his final duty with the UDR, before starting University in England.

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JOHN GRIFFITHS

GRANGE TRUE BLUES LOL 36

LOUGHGALL DISTRICT

Prison Service

4 May 1989

Murdered by the IRA in a Booby-trap bomb.

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MICHAEL FREDRICK LESLIE MARSHALL

REDROCK PURPLE STAR HEROES LOL 788

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary (George Cross)

20-10-1989

Murdered by the IRA in an ambush while on patrol at Belleek, South Armagh.

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DAVID HALLIGAN

RECHABíS TRUE BLUES LOL 89

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

17 November 1989

Murdered by the IRA as he came off duty at Drumadd Barracks, Armagh.

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DAVID STERRITT

BALLYLANE TRUE BLUES LOL 479

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

24 July 1990

Murdered by the IRA in a Landmine explosion on the Killylea Road, Armagh, when two other Officers and a Nun were also killed.

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CYRIL J. WILLIS

CALEDON LOL 177

KILLYLEA DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

24 July 1990

Murdered by the IRA in a Landmine explosion on the Killylea Road, Armagh, when two other Officers and a Nun were also killed.

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KEITH DOWEY

UNION LOL 82

LURGAN DISTRICT

Civilian

10 November 1990

Murdered by the IRA on the shore of Lough Neagh with three friends.

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THOMAS TAYLOR

LOYAL SONS OF ULSTER LOL 44

LURGAN DISTRICT

Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

10 November 1990

Murdered by the IRA on the shore of Lough Neagh with three friends.

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ROBERT JAMES ORR

ARMAGH TRUE BLUES LOL 109

ARMAGH DISTRICT

(COUNTY GRAND TREASURER)

Former member of Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (George Cross)

13 May 1991

Murderd by the IRA when a Bomb planted under his car at his home exploded at the bottom of Barrick Hill, Armagh.

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PAUL RONALD BLAKLEY

RICHHILL TRUE BLUES LOL 665

RICHHILL DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

31 May 1991

Murdered by the IRA during an attack on Glenanne Army Base in South Armagh.

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ROBERT WILLIAM CROZIER

REDROCK PURPLE STAR HEROES LOL 788

MARKETHILL DISTRICT

Ulster Defence Regiment

31 May 1991

Murdered by the IRA during an attack on Glenanne Army Base in South Armagh.

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ERIC SMYTH

GRANGE TRUE BLUES LOL 36

LOUGHGALL DISTRICT

Former member of Ulster Defence Regiment.

28 April 1994

Murdered by the IRA as he arrived home from work.

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SAMUEL CYRIL STEWART

ARMAGH TRUE BLUES LOL 109

ARMAGH DISTRICT

Former member of Royal Ulster Constabulary (George Cross)

27 March 1998

Murdered by the INLA as he and his wife left a Supermarket in Armagh.

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RICHARD JAMESON

DRUMHERRIFF STAR OF ERIN LOL 8

PORTADOWN DISTRICT

Civilian

10 January 2000

Murdered during UVF-LVF feud, outside his home.

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GRAHAME MARKS

TULLYMACANN RISING SONS OF WILLIAM LOL110

TANDRAGEE DISTRICT

Civilian

11 April 2001

Murdered during UVF-LVF feud, outside his home.

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Grant, O Lord to all who are bereaved, the spirit of faith and courage, that they may have strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience, not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of Thy great goodness in past years, and in the sure expectation of a joyful reunion in the heavenly places; and this we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

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