#OnThisDay 1918 Pte Benjamin O’ Connell, 23 from Wexford, was executed for absence. O’Connell, serving in the Irish Guards was the fifth & final Guardsman to be executed. O’Connell had two previous convictions & was shot after the third offence.
Pte Ben O’Connell Shot at Dawn 1918
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar