First female UDR soldier killed by IRA.
The first female soldier of the UDR to be killed by the IRA happened during the attack on the Deanery base of C Company, 6th Battalion The Ulster Defence Regiment, in Clogher, County Tyrone.
Opening with mortars, then continuing with small arms and rockets, the estimated forty-man IRA team mounted a sustained attack lasting for 20 minutes against the small contingent in the base which replied with rifle fire. During the attack Female Private Eva Martin was fatally struck by a rocket fragment. Her husband was serving in the base with her at the time of the attack. It was not until 1988 that a self-confessed terrorist surrendered to police in Kent, England and was subsequently tried and convicted of Private Eva Martin's murder.