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    Gunner Clifford Loring

    KIA 31/8/71 in a gun attack at Stockman's Lane in Andersonstown, West Belfast where he was wounded two days earlier. He was standing on checkpoint duty when he was hit in the head by a shot fired by a sniper operating from around the junction of Owenvarragh Park and Owenvarragh Gardens. An army sergeant showed the inquest a bullet hole in the corner of his own flak jacket explaining the round passed through it before hitting Gnr Loring. "I was knocked down and Gnr Loring fell beside me." No organisation claimed responsibility. Clifford was 18 and is buried in Grimethorpe Cemetery, South Yorkshire, (pictured).

    Source: "Lost Lives" 2004

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    It is the 31st today, I was honoured to get to the Ulster Grove on my recent trip to UK and pay my respects at cliffords tree. Not forgotten.
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    Rest in Peace mate.

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    Rest in Peace young Gunner.
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    After reading about Clifford, in 'Lost Lives' abd from the words of Spanner, I was inspired to write this a few years ago.
    Clifford came of age on the ferry journey over from Liverpool to Belfast.


    Time


    He left his homelandís shore a boy
    And came here as a man
    In time to start his manís career
    With his comrades he would stand

    The flush of youth still glowing bright
    He was fed through the machine
    Processed, packaged, dressed and tasked
    Confused, bewildered, in a dream

    He came and went, there was hardly time,
    To even know his name;
    No sooner was he on the job
    Than he was in a gunmanís aim.

    Just enough time to be old enough
    Just time to draw his kit
    just in time, to go on stag
    just in time to be hit.

    We never got to know him then
    Was here, and then was gone
    His name now burned upon our hearts
    Another fallen son

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    Sorry old son but I was on holiday on the anniversary of your passing so I called in earlier today on my way past:

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    Two bunches of fresh flowers show you aren't forgotten I'm happy to see. Until next time Clifford.
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