Wm. James Clifford Evans


Name:   Wm. James Clifford Evans
Nationality:   United Kingdom
Rank: Reserve Constable
Regiment/Service:   Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve
Age:   30
Born:   13th August 1945
Residence:   Ballyscullion Road, Bellaghy.
Date of Death:   5th January 1976.
Service No:   R437
Cemetery:   Bellaghy Church of Ireland graveyard
Additional information:   Clifford Evans, a reserve constable was killed by the IRA when his patrol car was ambushed near Toomebridge. The car was attacked when it stopped at the Elk Bar junction on the Castledawson to Toome road. Clifford was dead on arrival at the Mid-Ulster Hospital in Magherafelt. Clifford had escaped an attempt on his life three years earlier. He was married to Margaret.
Clifford and his wife Margaret.
Clifford Evans’s headstone in Ballyscullion graveyard
The Memorial to Clifford Evans in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church.

3 thoughts on “Wm. James Clifford Evans

  1. Richard Cole

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am currently attempting to record the locations of graves and memorials to all police officers who have lost their lives in Northern Ireland. Could I ask for your help with this matter. I am very glad to share any images I record with yourself or other interested parties. All my photographs are free from any watermarks or copyright and purely intended to remember former colleagues.

    In anticipation of your help,
    Thank You

    Richard Cole

    1. Philip Scott

      Hello Richard, many thanks for your message re: fallen RUC officers. My name is Philip and I’d be interested in sharing information as mentioned above. Kind regards


  2. Ernie Scullion

    Good man Richard that’s great service.
    Richard I’m trying to find out more on the murders that happened to Area around Bellaghy to ANY SECURITY FORCE members as I use to talk to David Mcquillan nearly every morning walking to school. I HAD my cousin’s husband James Greer blew up near Innishrush my Brother in law mother the Late Hester Mcmullan. Murders of Cookstown area ATTEMPTED murder the UDR mr Espie.Moneymore Gortagilly road 2 police officers.


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