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Soldiers Details
Soldiers Name:James Elliott Other Names: Daniel
Also Known As: Jim 
Marital Status :Married Age at Death: 36 Civilian Job: Lorry Driver
Service Details
Enlistment Date: 04/03/1970 Service No: 24199084
Rank: Cpl
Regiment: UDR Battalion: 3 UDR Company: C Company
Service Type: Part Time    
Details of Incident
On or Off Duty: Off Date of Death: 19/04/1972  
County: Armagh Location:Newtownhamilton

Abducted by the IRA from Killeen Customs Post, Newry on 17 Apr 72 and his body was found near the border in South Armagh on 19 Apr 72. He had been shot through the head and back and surrounded by a minefield of six claymore devices and a 500lb bomb set to go off when the body was moved. The IRA claimed that he was killed when he drew a revolver and fired on his captors as he was being taken to a place of interrogation. The RUC rejected this and said 'medical evidence proved that he had been held for a day and a half before being killed'. 13th UDR soldier to be killed.
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