Sir Henry Wilson Born in Longford 1864

#OnThisDay 1864 Sir Henry Wilson was born in Longford. Wilson, a Boer War & WW1 verteran & at one stage the professional head of the British Army,  wrote that ‘a little bloodletting” was needed in Ireland. In 1922 Wilson was assassinated in London by two IRA men. There have been controversy ever since over whether this assassination was approved by Collins or not. Either way, his death sparked the shelling of the Four Courts and the Irish Civil War.

Henry Wilson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s