#OnThisDay 1941 Sixteen Irish soldiers are killed when the anti-tank mine they were training with prematurely exploded in the Glen of Imaal. It is considered to be the worst incident for the Irish @defenceforces.
- Lieutenant M. J. McLoughlin, Green Park Road, Rostrevor, Down.
- 2nd Lieutenant S Fennessy, Balltfermot, Chapelizod, Dublin.
- 2nd Lieutenant P. T. O’Neill, Dunceallaigh, Ferranferris, Cork
- 2nd Lieutenant J J Brereton, 3 Adelaide Terract, Summerhill, Cork
- Sergeant T Stokes, 10 Oaklands Park, Sandymount, Dublin. Sergeant T Stokes was the son of John J Stokes who fought at Boland’s Mills during the 1916 Rising. John J Stokes drowned while attempting to rescue a bather at Ringsend in June 1940.
- Gunner J Murphy, 57 Mount Drummond Square, Harold’s Cross, Dublin.
- Gunner J McDonnell, 190 Carrow Road, North Crumlin, Dublin.
- Corporal C Heffernan, Dublin Road, Kilbeggan
- Corporal D Cleary, Ballinamuck, Dungarvan, Waterford.
- Corporal J Taylor, 78 Ferguson Road, Drumcondra, Dublin.
- Corporal E Kennedy, 4 Jones’s Road, Drumcondra, Dublin.
- Company Sergeant P McMahon, 14 Usher’s Island, Dublin.
- Sergeant M Scullion, Lurtybrack, Letterkenny.
- Gunner J Osborne, 38 Summerhill, Dublin.
- Private J O’Hagan, 14 Brookvale Road, Donnybrook, Dublin. Died later in hospital from injuries received:
- Corporal William Shannon, 14 Mayfield Terrace, Balinteer, Dundrum, County Dublin.
Pictured below are just three of the deceased.