Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1972, Private Douglas Richmond and Private Duncan McPhee, the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, were killed in Northern Ireland. Lance-Corporal William McIntyre died of his injuries the following day.
They had been travelling in a Saracen armoured car near Dungannon in County Tyrone when a mine exploded beneath the vehicle. The explosion resulted in a crater twenty-five feet deep and thirty feet across. Private Richmond and Private McPhee were killed, five other soldiers including Lance Corporal McIntyre were injured, but only his injuries later proved to be fatal.
Private Richmond, from Clydebank, was 21 years old.
Private McPhee, from Paisley, was 21 years old.
Lance Corporal McIntyre, from Dundee, was 23 years old and married with a son who was sixteen months