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08 Dec 2021

Those that passed 1919 - 1921

The following is a list of Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) men who lost their lives in the Longford / Westmeath Division during the War of Independence (1920 – 1921).

The following is a list of Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) men who lost their lives in the Longford / Westmeath Division during the War of Independence (1920 – 1921).

Some details are unknown.14.07.1920 – Constable Michael Clarke (31), died at Lanesboro. Native of County Cork.; 22.08.1920 – Sergeant Thomas M. Craddock (39), died at Kings Street, Athlone. Native of County Monaghan. ; 27.08.1920 – Constable John Mullen (25), died at Craigue. Native of County Tyrone.; 31.10.1920 – District Inspector Philip St. John Kelleher (23), died at ‘The Hole in the Wall’, Market House, Granard. Native of Macroom, County Cork.; 01.11.1920 – Constable Peter Cooney, died while cycling between Ballinalee and Granard. Native of Macroom, Cork.; 02.11.1920 – Constable Sydney Larkin (22), died at Auburn, Glasson. Native of London, England.3.12.1920 – Constable Frederick Taylor (19), died at Ballinalee. Native of Surrey, England.; 07.01.1921 – District Inspector Thomas James McGrath (30), died at Kilshrewley, Ballinalee. Native of Limerick; 02.02.1921 – District Inspector Francis Worthington Craven (23), died at Clonfin Bridge between Ballinalee and Granard. Native of Barrow-in-Furness, England.; 02.02.1921 – Cadet George Bush (24). Native of Hertfordshire, England.; 02.02.1921 – Cadet Harold Clayton (24). Native of Yorkshire, England.; 02.02.1921 – Cadet John Houghton (26). Glouchester, England.; 07.05.1921 – Sergeant John Murray (40), died at Ballynacargy. ; 17.05.1921 – Constable Edmund Kenyon (22), died at Rathcline. Native of County Kildare.; 20.05.1921 – Constable Leonard Booth (33), died at Killeter between Killoe and Ballinalee while cycling. Native of Lancashire, England.; 20.05.1921 – Constable William Stewart (21), died at Killeter between Killoe and Ballinalee while cycling. Native of County Tyrone.; 12.06.1921 – Head Constable James McElhill (53), died while on his way to mass at Kilbeggan; 17.06.1921 – Sergeant John Campion, died in the hallway in Granard Barracks accidentally when his gun fell from his pocket discharging a shot that killed him.

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