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Soldiers Details
Soldiers Name:Joseph McIlwaine Other Names: James
Also Known As: Joe 
Marital Status :Single Age at Death: 20 Civilian Job: Green Keeper
Service Details
Enlistment Date: 20/03/1986 Service No: 24668861
Rank: Pte
Regiment: UDR Battalion: 7/10 UDR Company: D Company
Service Type: Part Time    
Details of Incident
On or Off Duty: Off Date of Death: 12/06/1987  
County: Antrim Location:Lambeg

Shot dead by the IRA at his work at a Golf Club. Three gunmen fired 12 shots at close range after singling Joe out as he sat with other course workers at a tea break. Six months earlier Joe had been worried after seeing men acting suspiciously and had wanted to take his shotgun to work, but his father persuaded him not to. 164th UDR soldier to be killed.
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