Thomas Mechan enlisted into the Parachute Regiment in 1979 and passed P Company with 456 Platoon on 2 November 1979.
Private Mechan was posted to 2 PARA and served in Northern Ireland on Operation Banner.
He served with Company HQ, D Company, 2 PARA on Operation Corporate.
25 year old Pte Mechan was killed by a stray bullet in daylight when D Company was still in reserve behind the leading companies of 2 PARA.
Pte Mechan is buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery.
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