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Soldiers Details
Soldiers Name:Samuel Montgomery Other Names: David
Also Known As: David 
Marital Status :Single Age at Death: 23 Civilian Job: Filling Station Attendant
Service Details
Enlistment Date: 11/11/1980 Service No: 24524295
Rank: Pte
Regiment: UDR Battalion: 11 UDR Company: C Company
Service Type: Part Time    
Details of Incident
On or Off Duty: Off Date of Death: 08/03/1984  
County: Down Location:Moira

Details:
Shot dead by two IRA gunmen as he served a customer at the filling station on the Airport Road. The gunmen forced customers to lie on the floor and shot Private Montgomery twice in the head with a 9mm pistol. At his funeral the local Church of Ireland minister stated that there were so many restrictions surrounding the use of weapons by the security forces that David preferred to face the gunmen rather than draw his personal protection weapon and have to explain later. 141st UDR soldier to be killed.
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