8 November 1987: A no warning bomb planted by the IRA exploded in Enniskillen just as a memorial service to honour Britain’s War dead was about to get underway. This attack caused shock and outrage throughout Britain and Ireland and caused grave disquiet even amongst some supporters of the IRAs Campaign. Eleven members of the crowd who had gathered there that morning were killed and many injured. One death in particular in the days that followed touched the hearts of many – that of Marie Wilson a 20 year old nurse. Her father Gordon Wilson recalled afterwards that:
Those who died were:
William Mullen 72 yrs
Angus Mullen 70 yrs
Kitchener Johnson 70 yrs & Jessie Johnson 70 yrs
Wesley Armstrong 62 yrs & Bertha Armstrong 53 yrs
John Megaw 68 yrs
Edward Armstrong 52 yrs (RUC Reserve).
Georgina Quinton 72 yrs
Marie Wilson 20 yrs
Samuel Gault 49 yrs
All of the dead were Protestants and civilians apart from one man who was a member of the RUC Reserve.