Declan Arthurs 28th October 1965 - 8th May 1987
Declan Arthurs was from Galbally near Cappagh, County Tyrone. Declan Arthurs was the fourth of six children born to Patrick and Amelia Arthurs in Galbally, a rural village in County Tyrone. Arthurs was mechanically minded and once he left school he joined his father and worked as an agricultural contractor. Arthurs became radicalised in the early 1980s after attending torchlight vigils for the 1981 hunger strikers and after attending the funeral of Martin Hurson, who died during the hunger strike and was also from the Galbally area.During Christmas of 1986, Arthurs was interned in Gough Barracks for seven days without charge and once released was again detained two days later for a further seven days. In January 1987, Arthurs spent all but seven days in Gough Barracks again without any charges for an offence being brought.In May 1987, Arthurs and a fellow volunteer, Séamus Donnelly, were buried at St. John's, Galbally.