Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1972, Fusilier Kenneth Canham, 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed in Northern Ireland.
He had been on foot patrol in the Lenadoon Avenue area of Belfast when he was shot by a sniper. The day of his death was the last of six days of violence in what became known as the Battle of Lenadoon; twenty-eight people in total were killed during that time. Fusilier Canham, who had joined the army four years earlier, is buried in the Byker and Heaton Cemetery in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. (Photo from the Fusiliers At Rest section of the Fusiliers Association website).
Kenneth, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was 24 years old.