Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1984, Lance Corporal Stephen Anderson, 1st Battalion, the Staffordshire Regiment, was killed in Northern Ireland.
He had been part of a joint R.U.C. and army patrol which was on the Dundalk Road near Crossmaglen in South Armagh, close to the border with County Louth. An IRA landmine was detonated and Lance Corporal Anderson was killed instantly; another soldier who was seriously injured was taken to the Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast.
Lance Corporal Anderson had been in the army for four years, and was killed on his second wedding anniversary. He was buried with full military honours in his home town of Hednesford in Staffordshire.
Stephen was 23 years old and married with a small daughter; his wife was expecting their second daughter at the time of his death.