Constable Michael Downing Assassinated by IRA 1919

#OnThisDay 1919 Constable Michael Downing, 23 of G Division was shot & fatally wounded by the IRA on High Street, Dublin. Downing had walked too near to an arms dump & was shot. He died days later despite a blood transfusion, one pint donated by a colleague.

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