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Sergeant Roy Edward Hills, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

December 6, 2019


Remembering the Fallen:  on this day in 1972, Sergeant Roy Edward Hills, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, was killed in Northern Ireland.

A bomb disposal officer, who had been in Northern Ireland for less than a week, he had been called in after the army post at Kitchen Hill in Lurgan, County Armagh, had come under attack.  Two IRA mortar bombs had been launched at the base and exploded, causing minimal damage and no injuries, but a third had failed to fire.  As Sergeant Hills attempted to defuse the device, it detonated and killed him instantly.  He now lies buried in the Grove Park Cemetery in Lewisham.

Roy, from Basingstoke, was 29 years old and married. 




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