Information about the people named in this mural is patchy.
UVF volunteer Noel Kinner was imprisoned for the killing of Brendan McLaughlin in 1980 (politics.ie); he died of a heart attack on 4th November, 1996, two years after his release; there is a ballad describing his life (youtube).
Thomas “Tombo” Kinner was a YCV volunteer of the same unit: platoon 5, A company, 1st battalion.
Volunteer Noel Shaw is described by Sutton as dying in a UVF feud.
Most/All of the people mentioned were members of the Sons Of Ulster flute band (Fb).
“When you go home/Tell them of us/And say for your tomorrow/We gave our today.” is a WWII epitaph by John Maxwell Edmonds in Kohima Cemetery.
Conway Walk, Belfast.
Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney