Kevin Barry captured by British Army in Dublin 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 Kevin Barry, an 18 year old medical student was captured after a failed ambush on British soldiers on Bolton St, Dublin in which 3 soldiers died, one 15 years old. Barry’s pistol jammed during the ambush and he jumped under the bread truck the British soldiers were escorting for cover. The rest of the ambushers fled and Barry was soon discovered. He was placed in the truck with the dead body of Private Harold Washington, the 15 year old killed and Barry was beaten.
Kevin Barry was to later become the first republican to be executed since the Easter Rising.

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