Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands

Original Name Robert Gerard Sands
Birth
Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death 5 May 1981 (aged 27)
Burial Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Plot Section 20, New Republican Plot
Memorial ID 11800340 · View Source
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Irish Nationalist. member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike he was elected to the British Parliament as an Anti H-Block candidate. His death was followed by a new surge of Provisional IRA recruitment and activity. International media coverage brought attention to the hunger strikers, and the republican movement in general, attracting both praise and criticism.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark S
  • Added: 22 Sep 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11800340
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Sands (9 Mar 1954–5 May 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11800340, citing Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .