John Boreland, Northern Irish loyalist activist, Dead

  Activist, Sports

William John “Bonzer” Boreland was born in 1969, and died on August 7, 2016.

He was a Northern Irish footballer and loyalist activist.

John came to prominence in the early years of the 21st century.

Boreland had served as leader of the North Belfast Brigade of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) and, as such, one of the six commanders of the movement as a whole.

Boreland was killed in a shooting at his Belfast home.

John Boreland passed away in 2016.