RIC District Inspector Gilbert Potter Captured by IRA 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Following a successful IRA ambush at Hyland’s Cross on a British Army patrol (which resulted in the death of one British soldier Driver Conday), RIC District Inspector Gilbert Potter, from Dromahair, Leitrim (Pic) was taken hostage. He was bargained for the release of IRA prisoner Thomas Traynor, but Traynor was executed on the 25th as was Potter on the 27th.

For more, read here: https://seamusdubhghaill.com/2018/04/27/execution-of-d-i-gilbert-potter-r-i-c/

DI Gilbert Potter

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