William McCarthy, Killed by RIC in Tralee 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 William McCarthy, from Kerry was killed by the RIC. McCarthy was an Intelligence Officer & was delivering dispatches. Captured outside of a church after confession, he was interrogated, tortured, then brought to a park in Tralee & shot dead. He was 25.
His body was found by a lady on her morning walk.
A patrol of Auxiliaries was passing on the far side of the park and when they heard the shots, they thought they were under attack and fired a distress flare for help and fled back to barracks.

#ireland #history

William Sonny Mccarthy

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