#OnThisDay 1919 The IRA led by Liam Lynch ambushed 15 British Army soldiers of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry on their way to mass in Wesleyan Church, Fermoy, Cork. Pvt William Jones was killed. This was the first major attack on the British Army by the IRA during the war. The 20 IRA ambushers got away with 15 rifles. The next day the KSLI rampaged in Fermoy wrecking 50-60 shops causing £1000s of damage. The regiment was soon replaced by the Buffs.