Lt. Denis Tuohy died from torture 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Lt. Denis Tuohy from Kenmare, Kerry died from wounds suffered in prison. Tuohy resigned from the RIC in 1918, joined the IRA & was Terence MacSwiney’s bodyguard. He became the intelligence officer of Crossroads Coy. 3rd Batt, No. 2 Kerry Brigade. He was captured, interrogated & tortured. He had been denied medical & religious rites by the British. An execution party was organised to cover up his death.

For more, read here: https://senatormarkdaly.org/celebration-of-the-life-of-lieutenant-denis-tuohy-and-his-comrades-who-fought-in-the-war-of-independence/

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