In memory of those who lost their lives during the Northern Ireland Conflict
24059026 Pte Robert John Brimblecombe
23/06/1969 2nd Bn
24180062 Pte Paul S Carter
15/09/1971 2nd Bn
23999533 Pte Robert M Benner
29/11/1971 3rd Bn
24285062 Pte Richard James Sinclair
31/10/1972 1st Bn
24193463 Pte Stanley JA Evans
14/11/72 1st Bn
24367898 Pte Peter Leslie Woolmoore
19/03/1979 3rd Bn
24470587 Pte Richard R Biddle
24596121 Pte Alan J Stock
15/10/1983 2nd Bn
24626154 Pte Neil Clark
23/04/1984 2nd Bn
24711193 Cpl Alexander S Bannister
08/08/1988 2nd Bn
24312981 Sgt Charles Chapman
16/05/1990 3rd Bn
24134298 Pte Colin P Wootten
28/08/2012 3rd Bn
This poem was written by Lt Col Bob McGhie as a commemoration to Private Stanley Evans of C Coy 1 Queen's
In darkly-narrow, rain-wet streets
Under cloak of Divis Mountain
Stood a private and his captain
Some twenty six years gone by.
To help bring freedom.
Out in late-evening, urban darkness
Watchful, vengeful, narrowed eyes
Waited, hated, then alerted
Freedom’s finger, squeezing hard.
Was this for freedom?
I moved unknowingly, he remained.
The wind of freedom passed me by.
But freedom struck its unconscious blow
I held a shattered brain as he began to die.
Why not me?
Was this freedom?
Now, years later, I have children,
I have a wife,
Freedom’s hot metal made cold another’s life,
Young Evans – not forgotten across all these years
I lived, you died, and I shared your mother’s tears.
All this for freedom.