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Private Colin Phillip Clifford, the Drums Platoon, 1st Battalion, the Royal Hampshire Regiment

April 30, 2019

 

Remembering the Fallen:  on this day in 1982, Private Colin Phillip Clifford, the Drums Platoon, 1st Battalion, the Royal Hampshire Regiment, was killed in Northern Ireland.

He was part of an eight-man foot patrol in the Meenatulla area of County Fermanagh, near Belleek.  He died when a thousand-pound culvert bomb was detonated from across the border, only two hundred yards away.  Private Clifford is buried in St. John’s Parochial Cemetery in Jersey;  there is a brass and oak memorial plaque in his honour in the St. Mary in Castro Church in the grounds of Dover Castle in Kent. 

Colin, from Jersey, was 21 years old.

 

 

 

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