SWAIN, Ivor William

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
23824074
Born: 
Sunday, April 7, 1946
Died : 
Friday, March 23, 1973
Died on active service
Location: 
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Sgt Swain 29 Commando

Sgt. Swain died during operations in Northern Ireland.

Ivor Swain was a well respected Sgt in 8 Alma Commando Battery, 29 Commando RA. He was killed when his Land Rover patrol was called out to investigate a reported incident. They drove into a blacked out articulated lorry which had been deliberately parked across the road with a white stripe painted up the side so that it looked like the road itself.*

Sources
AFM ROH
* James Walton, 95&29 Cdo.
 

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