Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1984, Lance Corporal Peter Gallimore, 1st Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, died in the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital in Woolwich.
In May of that year, while based at Ballykelly in Northern Ireland, he had been taking part in the annual Sealink Classic angling competition with other off-duty soldiers. A bomb had been left under one of their cars – as they drove off it exploded causing serious injuries to Lance Corporal Gallimore and another soldier, and killing Corporal Thomas Agar and Lance Corporal Robert Huggins. Lance Corporal Gallimore was originally taken to the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen before being transferred to Woolwich, where five months after the bombing he suffered a fatal heart attack.
Peter, from Farnworth in Lancashire, was 27 years old and married.