1990

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Pte Olven Kilpatrick, 6 UDR, 9th January 1990.

Shot by the IRA as he worked in his shoe shop in Main Street, Castlederg. After killing Olven the two gunmen left a bomb in a shoe box which exploded an hour later during a follow up operation and injured two policemen. The explosion started a fire which gutted the building. He was 32 years old, off duty and married at the time of his death.

Sgt Thomas Jamison, 5 UDR, 8th March 1990.

Ambushed and shot by the IRA as he drove his cement mixer at Tullynure, near Donaghmore. Three gunmen threw a grenade at the lorry before firing 30 shots from a field overlooking the road. He was the third employee in the firm he worked for to be killed by the IRA. He was 40 years old, off duty and married at the time of his death.

LCpl John Bradley, 3 UDR, 9th April 1990.

Killed by a 1000 lb IRA landmine detonated by command wire as two landrovers passed along the Ballydugan Road, Downpatrick. The explosion left a crater 50 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet deep. Three of his colleagues died with him, Pte John Birch, Pte Michael Adams and Pte Steven Smart. It was the Regiment's largest single loss of life since four soldiers were killed in July 1983. Originally from Scotland he had previous service with The Royal Highland Fusiliers. He was 26 years old, on duty and married at the time of his death.

Pte John Birch, 3 UDR, 9th April 1990.

Killed by 1000 lb IRA landmine detonated by command wire as two landrovers passed along the Ballydugan Road, Downpatrick. The explosion left a crater 50 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet deep. Three of his colleagues died with him, LCpl John Bradley, Pte Michael Adams and Pte Steven Smart. It was the Regiment's largest single loss of life since four soldiers were killed in July 1983. John had previous service in the Irish Guards. His third child was born 4 months after his death. He was 28 years old, on duty and married at the time of his death.

Pte Michael Adams, 3 UDR, 9th April 1990.

Killed by 1000 lb landmine detonated by command wire as two landrovers passed along the Ballydugan Road, Downpatrick. The explosion left a crater 50 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet deep. Three of his colleagues died with him, LCpl John Bradley, Pte John Birch and Pte Steven Smart. It was the Regiment's largest single loss of life since four soldiers were killed in July 1983. Originally from London Michael had previous service in The Royal Engineers and had joined the Regiment seven months earlier. He was engaged to be married. He was 23 years old, on duty and single at the time of his death.

Pte Steven Smart, 3 UDR, 9th April 1990.

Killed by 1000 lb landmine detonated by command wire as two landrovers passed along the Ballydugan Road, Downpatrick. The explosion left a crater 50 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet deep. Three of his colleagues died with him, LCpl John Bradley, Pte Michael Adams and Pte John Birch. It was the Regiment's largest single loss of life since four soldiers were killed in July 1983. He had previous service in The Royal Artillery and was engaged to be married. He was 23 years old, on duty and single at the time of his death.

Pte David Sterritt, 2 UDR, 24th July 1990.

David was one of three RUC officers and a nun killed by an IRA landmine which exploded on the Killylea Road. The policemen were in an unmarked police car and the nun was in a car going in the opposite direction. Another woman was injured. The bomb left a crater thirty feet wide and twenty feet deep. The bomb was detonated by a command wire from a house where a family had been held captive for more than twenty four hours. He left the Regiment in 1981 and was the 52nd UDR Veteran to be killed. He was 34 years old and single at  the time of hid death.

Pte Colin McCullough, 11 UDR, 23rd September 1990.

Colin was a Part Time soldier employed on Full Time Duties. He was shot by the IRA as he sat in his car with his fiancee in the car park at Oxford Island, Lough Neagh. The gunmen shot him 13 times and his fiancee, who was not injured ran after them as they fled. Colin had previous service with The Royal Irish Rangers and had got engaged just two weeks earlier. His elderly widowed mother and his fiancee suffered years of taunting by local Republican sympathisers.

Pte David Pollock, 6 UDR, 20th October 1990.

David had left the Regiment in 1980. He was the 53rd UDR Veteran to be killed. He was shot by the IRA as he drove to meet his girlfriend. His car was rammed by the gunman's vehicle on the Melmont Road, Strabane and the shooting happened in front of people leaving evening mass. The gunman then hijacked a car pushing the driver and her disabled son out of it. He was 30 and single at the time of his death.

WO2 Albert Cooper, 8 UDR, 2nd November 1990.

Killed by an IRA booby trap bomb left in the car at the garage he worked at in Union Street, Cookstown. A woman left the car at the garage for Albert to work on and the device exploded later when he put the car in gear. He had survived an attempt on his life in 1988 and had joined the Regiment on its formation. He was 42 years old, off duty and married at the time of his death.

Pte Norman Kendall, 11 UDR, 10th November 1990.

Norman had left the Regiment in 1976. He was the 54th UDR Veteran to be killed.He was one of four men killed by IRA gunmen. He was with a civilian friend and two police friends duck hunting at Castor Bay, near Morrow's Point on Lough Neagh. Their bodies were found near the shore by a local farmer. He was 44 and married at the time of his death.

Pte Hubert Gilmore, 5 UDR, 1st December 1990.

Hubert left the Regiment in 1987. He was the 55th UDR Veteran to be killed. He was shot by the IRA as he and his wife visited the site where they were building their retirement bungalow at Drumagarner Road, near Kilrea. His wife was seriously injured in the attack and a nurse who had stopped to render first aid had her car rammed by the gunmen. The IRA described the injury to Mrs Gilmore as 'regrettable' and said her husband had been killed because he worked for a firm which carried out work for the security forces and not because he had previously been in the UDR. His firm denied that it did security force work. Bertie was buried on his 50th birthday. His wife was too ill to attend the funeral. He was 49 years old and married at the time of his death.