One of the soldiers told the inquest how he heard five shots in total. One of the bullets passed through the shoulder of one soldier and struck L/Cpl Gillespie in the chest. The driver rushed his stricken comrades straight to South Tyrone Hospital where L/Cpl Gillespie was later pronounced dead.
L/Cpl Henry William Gillespie was 32. He was a single man from Ballygawley and had joined the Ulster Defence Regiment a year earlier. He had previously served for six years in the Irish Guards.