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George Desmond "Dessie" Beattie
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Birth: 1952
Death: Jul. 8, 1971

Murder Victim.

Shot dead by the British Army, during rioting in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland.
The following paragraph is taken from:-

Creggan: more than a history
by Michael McGuinness and Garbhán Downey (2000)
ISBN 0-946451-59-1 Paperback 310pp

This contribution is from local man Gerry Murray in Chapter 7.

"The accelerated descent into violence seemed to occur in July of 1971, when Seamus Cusack from Melmore Gardens and Dessie Beattie from Rosemount were shot dead by the British Army. There were a number of eyewitnesses who stated that both were unarmed when shot, and forensic tests showed that Dessie Beattie had not handled explosives. All this information was completely contrary to Army statements. For many young people in Creggan, these deaths were a defining moment in their attitudes to the British Army."

The British Army claimed at the time that BEATTIE was about to throw a nail bomb, but this has since been proved to be wrong. 
 
Burial:
Derry City Cemetery
Derry
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Plot: M.D.
 
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Record added: Jan 13, 2008
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George Desmond Dessie Beattie
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