Dedicated to the memory of:


Keith John McCarthy

3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment

Corporal McCarthy, from Frome in Somerset was born on the 23rd January 1955.

He died during the Battle for Mount Longdon on 12 June 1982, aged 27 years old.

He rests at Beckington Churchyard, Frome, Somerset.

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Image kindly provided to Paradata by Jimmy O’Connell


Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.

We will add information to this memorial as we receive it.

If you have a photo, an anecdote, or simply to say you remember him, we will be very pleased to hear from you, so please contact the SAMA82 office at

In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   McCARTHY ISLET is a low sparsely vegetated islet to the south of Box Island.

It is in position
51° 21′ 33.56″ S, 059° 50′ 39.98″ W