1975

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Sgt Alfie Doyle, 11 UDR, 3rd June 1975.
The 48th 
UDR Soldier killed. He and his two friends were shot dead by the IRA as they returned from a Canine Association show in Cork. In total 60 bullet holes were found in the car. Sgt Doyles wife was expecting their first child at the time of the shooting. Alfies brother in law, an RUC Constable was also shot dead by the IRA. He was 24 years old, off duty and married at the time of his death.

 

LCpl George McCall, 2 UDR, 2nd August 1975.    
George had left the Regiment in 1974. He was the 6th UDR Veteran to be killed. He was shot by IRA as he walked home with his wife. Four gunmen wearing white masks walked to where George was lying after being struck by the first bullet and kept firing. He had only been married for three years. He was 22 years old and married at the time of his
death.

 

Cpl James Frazer, 2 UDR, 30th August 1975.    
The 49th 
UDR Soldier killed. Shot by the IRA as he left a farm near Whitecross. He has been helping out at the farm every Saturday since he was a young boy. His two brothers in law were shot dead by the IRA. He was 50 years old, off duty and married at the time of his death.

 

LCpl Joseph Reid, 2 UDR, 31st August 1975.
The 50th 
UDR Soldier killed. Shot by an IRA gunman who called at his farmhouse just outside Keady. His daughter answered a knock at the door and a man asked, “Is Joe in?” Joe was shot five times in the chest at point blank range. He was the fourth person killed in South Armagh in one week. He was 46 years old, off duty and married at the time of his death.

 

LCpl David Bell, 2 UDR, 6th November 1975.
The 51st 
UDR Soldier killed. Shot by IRA gunmen as he returned home from work in his car. His brother in law had been shot in a similar ambush 10 weeks earlier. Another brother in law was also killed by the IRA in 1980. The IRA stated that he had been killed because he was part of the British war machine. He was 59 years old, off duty and single at the time of his death.

 

CSgt Joseph Nesbitt, 2 UDR, 10th November 1975.
The 52nd 
UDR Soldier killed. Shot by the IRA whilst travelling to work at Gough Barracks. After being shot CSgt Nesbitt managed to drive 500 yards before losing control of the vehicle. He was the second soldier from 2 UDR to be killed within four days. He was 53 years old, off duty and married at the time of his death.


Pte Robert Stott, 5 UDR, 25th November 1975.
The 53rd 
UDR Soldier killed. He was shot by the IRA on his way home from work. His brother heard the shots and went to the door to find him lying on the pavement. Robert was hit ten times. His grandfather died in WWI on 25 Nov 1917. He was 22 years old, off duty and single at the time of his death.