#OnThisDay 1923 Michael Fitzgerald & Patrick O’Reilly were executed in Waterford Barracks by the Free State Government for illegal arms possession. Fitzgerald had served with the Royal Navy in WW1 but his service start date with the IRA was either 1920 or 1922.
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Just came across this post and found it interesting that the execution of Michael Joseph Fitzgerald followed an article about the Laurenetic. Michael’s 1st cousin, Michael Lynch, died aboard the Laurentic.
Fitzgerald’s mother Margaret was sister to Richard Lynch, Michael Lynch’s father.
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