#OnThisDay 1920 Bloody Sunday occurred. Roughly 100 members of the Auxiliaries & RIC fired over 200 rounds into the crowd at Croke Park. 13 killed including Tipperary Captain Michael Hogan & 3 boys who were aged 10, 11 & 14. Jeannie Boyle was 25 & due to be married in 5 days died that day too.
#OnThisDay 1920, at 9:00 Michael Collins’ Squad killed 15 men in Dublin city, most were British intelligence officers. The retaliation from the British Authorities led to the Bloody Sunday shooting in Croke Park later that day.
(Pic: Not the Cairo gang, possibly the Igoe gang but most likely members of F Coy Auxiliaries. They are:
- 1. Dentith R. ADRIC no1017 Wounded 14 Mar 1921
- 2. Fletcher A F. ADRIC no890 . The IRA have him down as Irish and he was Irish
- 3. Moore F. ADRIC no 1393. The IRA have him down as Irish and he was Irish
- 4. Swaffer S D. ADRIC no1234
- 5. Dove C B. ADRIC no667
- 6. Appleford L.G. ADRIC no589 – Section Leader from 2 Dec 1920, shot 24 Jun 1921
- 7. Gorman H F ADRIC no 625
- 8. Winch A. ADRIC no 888 – later Intelligence Officer F Coy from 2 Jul 1921
- 9. McClean D F ADRIC No 588 , CQM from 2 Feb 1921, which would have been S/L grade
- 10.Stapley G.A. MM, Section Leader from 2 Oct 1920. ADRIC No 33
- 11. hidden behind the group).
#OnThisDay 1830 Brigadier General Patrick Jones was born in Westmeath. Jones moved to New York & despite being poor and poorly educated, became a prominent lawyer. During the American Civil War he joined the “Irish Rifles” as a private & quickly rose through the ranks. He was so effective he was promoted to Brigadier General after taking part in Sherman’s March to the Sea.