Detective Sergeant & newly appointed G-Man John Barton assassinated by Seán Treacy in Dublin 1919

#OnThisDay 1919 Detective Sergeant John Barton (2nd left) was shot dead in Dublin by Seán Treacy. Barton identified & arrested 296 rebels after the Easter Rising, including Seán Mac Diarmada & many women. His dying words were “What did I do to deserve this”?

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