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Soldiers Details
Soldiers Name:Robert Bloomer Other Names: John
Also Known As: Bob 
Marital Status :Married Age at Death: 29 Civilian Job: Factory Worker
Service Details
Enlistment Date: 23/11/1971 Service No: 24275033
Rank: Pte
Regiment: UDR Battalion: 8 UDR Company: J Company
Service Type: Part Time    
Details of Incident
On or Off Duty: Off Date of Death: 24/09/1977  
County: Tyrone Location:Eglish

He was injured in an IRA gun attack on 16 Sep 1977 as he drove his car into the laneway of his home and he died from his injuries on 24 Sep 77. Although he was hit five times in the back he managed to return fire. His wife bundled him into their car and drove to his father's home nearby. His father suffered a heart attack on seeing him. 79th UDR soldier to be killed.
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