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Corporal Albert Beacom, the Ulster Defence Regiment

November 17, 2019


Remembering the Fallen:  on this day in 1981, Corporal Albert Beacom, the Ulster Defence Regiment, was killed in Northern Ireland.

A part-time member of the regiment for several years, Corporal Beacom also had a dairy farm in a remote area, and played the cornet in the Maguiresbridge Silver Band.  On the day of his death he had taken his two young sons to a Boys’ Brigade meeting in Brookborough.  He arrived home after dropping them off, only to be ambushed in his farmyard by two gunmen, who shot him five times.  His wife had been indoors tending to their baby daughter, and on hearing the gunfire she ran outside.  Corporal Beacom died before the ambulance arrived to take him to the Erne Hospital. 

Albert, from Boyhill, Maguiresbridge, in County Fermanagh, was 44 years old and married with five children.




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