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Soldiers Details
Soldiers Name:Martin Blaney Other Names: Alfred James
Also Known As: Martin 
Marital Status :Single Age at Death: 27 Civilian Job: Farmer
Service Details
Enlistment Date: 24/08/1981 Service No: 24524993
Rank: Pte
Regiment: UDR Battalion: 8 UDR Company: A Company
Service Type: Part Time    
Details of Incident
On or Off Duty: Off Date of Death: 06/10/1986  
County: Tyrone Location:Eglish

Ambushed and shot dead by the IRA as he drove home. The gunmen hijacked a car holding its owner's family hostage for six hours and then forced their way into the home of Martin's neighbours, a woman and her widowed mother. 159th UDR soldier to be killed.
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