Auxiliary Commander Lt. John MacKinnon shot dead in Tralee 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Auxiliary Company Commander Lt. John MacKinnon, a man with “the air of ruthless military efficiency’, was shot while playing golf in Tralee. MacKinnon had been in charge of some notorious reprisals in the area, inlcuding burning houses, creameries & shootings. IRA Volunteer (& WW1 Vet) James Healy shot MacKinnon with a rifle from up a tree as MacKinnon tee’d up a shot. Healy managed to get two shots off which both hit MacKinnon in the head. Several other Auxiliaries were present but they were not the target and were left unscathed.

 #Ireland #History #WW1

Lt. John MacKinnon

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