Colonel Commandant Thomas Stanton Lambert Killed by IRA 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Colonel Commandant (Brigadier General on his grave stone) Thomas Stanton Lambert was killed by the IRA in an ambush near Athlone as he & his wife and another officer and his wife were returning from a party at Killinure House. The IRA hoped to abduct him & ransom him back to the British in return for IRA prisoners but fatally wounded him and the other officer’s wife in the affray.

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