Saturday 15 June 2019


The Provisional IRA murdered a civilian in a car bomb attack in central Belfast.  Nathaniel Cush had spent more than half his life in the British Army, but had left ten weeks prior to his murder.  The 47-year-old worked at the post office in Tomb Street and was leaving work when the bomb exploded.  Having left the army Nathaniel probably didn't check under his car and when he turned on the ignition the bomb exploded.  He was killed instantly.

Nathaniel Cush was a colour sergeant when he left the Ulster Defence Regiment.  He had a total of 24 years service under his belt, 15 of which had been spent in the UDR, and was buried with full military honours.  The funeral took place the day before he was due to have a farewell dinner arranged by his former comrades.  Nathaniel came from west Belfast and was survived by his wife and two children.

A tree dedicated to Nathaniel Cush at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire