The Ballyvaughan Coast Guard Attack 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Two Royal Marines were killed by the IRA when their party of 10 Marines (Not in pic) was ambushed as they marched from the Ballyvaughan Coast Guard Station, in Clare, to the local post office to collect official mail. The IRA party numbers about 21 armed with rifles and shotguns and were waiting on the signal from a post office worker called Ms Grant. When the Marines showed, the IRA fired upon them killing two and injuring two more. They also captured two or three rifles.

Deceased are:

Isaac Robert Bolton

Henry Chandler

Royal Marines

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