26th December – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles

26th  December


There were no  significant events on the 26th of December during the 30 years span of the troubles. Unfortunately the brief Xmas peace was over and two people lost their lives on the 26th December between 1973 – 1976


Remembering all innocent victims of the Troubles

Today is the anniversary of the death of the following  people killed as a results of the conflict in Northern Ireland

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die

– Thomas Campbell

To the innocent on the list – Your memory will live  forever

– To  the Paramilitaries  –

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, but nothing worth killing for.

2 People   lost their lives on the 26th December between 1973 – 1976


26 December 1973

George Hyde,  (19)

Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA),

Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Found beaten to death in Loyalist compound, Long Kesh Prison, County Down. Alleged informer.


26 December 1976
Paul Kerr,   (23)

Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: British Army (BA)
Died three days after being shot, while involved in a burglary at a house, Granville Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone.


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