Sir Robert Ford


Age: 91

British senior army front-line commander in Northern Ireland when British paratroopers fatally shot 13 unarmed Roman Catholic civil rights protesters in 1972 on what became known as Bloody Sunday who was exonerated after two inquiries and continued to defend the deployment of his Parachute Regiment but acknowledged that while the army had claimed a short-lived victory in restoring order locally and it lost a worldwide public relations war, in which the killings on January 30, 1972 in Londonderry occurred after the regiment was deployed there to contain an illegal march.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: December 29, 1923

Died: November 24, 2015

Dorset, England