Claudy Bombing 50th Anniversary Pin Badge
1972 ~ 2022
The Claudy bombing occurred on 31st July 1972, when three IRA car bombs exploded mid-morning, two on Main Street and one on Church Street in Claudy in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The attack killed nine civilians, injured thirty
This badge has been produced in memory of the following:
Patrick Connolly, 15 The teenager died in hospital over a week after being caught up in the first blast, outside McElhinney's pub and shop.
Kathryn Eakin, 9 The girl was cleaning the windows of the family's grocery on Main Street when the first bomb exploded.
Arthur Hone, 38 The married father of two died a fortnight after the bombing. Two of his uncles – both priests – conducted a requiem mass at the insurance salesman's funeral.
Joseph McCluskey, 39 The factory worker died instantly when the first bomb detonated.
Elizabeth McElhinney, 59 The owner of the pub and shop where the first car bomb went off was serving petrol from the shop's pump when she was killed.
James McClelland, 65 The street cleaner was killed by the second bomb, planted in a minivan outside the Beaufort Hotel.
David Miller, 60 The street cleaner was killed by the the second bomb, planted in a minivan outside the Beaufort Hotel.
William Temple, 16 The milkman's helper from nearby Donemana, in County Tyrone, was on his round in the village when the bombs went off.
Rose McLaughlin, 52 The mother of eight and cafe owner died in hospital four days after the attack.
"We Will Always Remember Them"
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