Name of Harlow soldier killed in Northern Ireland added to war memorial in special ceremony

History / Mon 17th Oct 2022 at 08:14am

A CEREMONY to add a new name on the war memorial in Harlow Town Park took place on Sunday afternoon.

Over a hundred people turned out to mark the addition of Joseph Hill’s name.

Joseph, of the Royal Green Jackets, then aged 24, was shot dead by a sniper during street disturbances in the Bogside, Londonderry on October 16th , 1971.

Joseph’s name has been added to a memorial that marks men who have died in conflicts after 1945.

Joseph’s widow Yvonne and daughter Cadenza were present at the ceremony.

Film of the event is below.

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5 Comments for Name of Harlow soldier killed in Northern Ireland added to war memorial in special ceremony:

2022-10-17 11:14:58

A fitting memorial for Joe & all the other men and women who gave their lives on Op Banner. Thank you all for your sacrifice. See you at the FRV. S&B

Barrie Kavanagh
2022-10-17 18:04:06

What a lovely ceremony, very well done Harlow Council’ and all who attended, bought a tear to my eyes. Regards Barrie Kavanagh

Phil Vaughan
2022-10-17 20:44:58

A good emotional ceremony. Well organised. Thank you Harlow Council a bigger thanks goes to Bob HUNT who arranged/organised it, and to any one else involved. Sleep well Joe, Swift and Bold. See you at the FRV on the hill.

2022-10-17 21:12:29

Rest in peace Joseph,god bless,from a fellow NI vet.

Billy Makepeace
2022-10-18 09:38:11

Seeing this carries you back to those dark days,we were all part of a big Green jacket family,proud of them days and proud of Joe and all the others who were lost,God bless Joe sleep tight mate,see you on the hill one day. S&B

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