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Soldiers Details
Soldiers Name:Joseph Wilson Other Names:
Also Known As: Joe 
Marital Status :Married Age at Death: 53 Civilian Job: Shop Worker
Service Details
Enlistment Date: 01/05/1970 Service No: 489769
Rank: Lt
Regiment: UDR Battalion: 2 UDR Company: A Company
Service Type: Part Time    
Details of Incident
On or Off Duty: Off Date of Death: 26/10/1976  
County: Armagh Location:Armagh

Shot dead by the IRA as he worked behind a supermarket counter. He was hit three times in the back. He had survived an attempt on his life the year before when gunmen opened fire on his car at point blank range. He and his wife were prosecution witnesses after an Official IRA raid on their home some years before. His son in law was killed by the IRA in 1984. 61st UDR member to be killed and 5th officer.
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