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Honouring and Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty ~ Lest we Forget


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CONSTABULARY OF IRELAND 1836-1867

Constabulary of Ireland Station Badge           RIC Station Badge

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY 1867-1922


LEST WE FORGET


Constabulary of Ireland


Sub-Const Hugh Mulloway

Died 2 July 1837

Killed during an attempt to rescue a prisoner in Co. Mayo.


Const Eugene Shea

Died 22 October 1837

Fatally injured when he was struck on the head with a stone.


Sub-Const Henry Rodgers

Died 3 January 1838

Knocked down fracturing his skull arresting a drunk in Co. Longford.


Sub-Const Samuel Mahafey

Died 3 January 1838

Beaten to death by a gang while conveying orders in Co. Longford.


Sub-Const Patrick Walsh

Died 25 October 1838

Fatally wounded in the head and body in an affray in Co. Carlow.


Const Patrick Lawlor

Died 21 September 1839

Fatally shot attempting to arrest suspects for a highway robbery.


A/Const Richard Lawlor

Died 1 November 1839

Fatally struck on the head with a stone while intervening in an affray.


Co. Insp (Rtd) John MacLeod

Died 29 January 1845, aged 53

A former RIC officer, murdered while serving as a Resident Magistrate.


Const Matthew Jeffers

Died 26 June 1845

Killed when attacked by a mentally deranged man in Co. Donegal.


Const James Crowley

Died 21 January 1847

Shot dead in an ambush while guarding a pay clerk on his rounds.


Sub-Const John Yates

Died 15 March 1847

Shot dead in an ambush while guarding a pay clerk on his rounds.


Sub-Const Thomas Malone

Died 18 May 1847

Died of gunshot wounds received in a conflict with a band of armed men.


Sub-Const Henry Madden

Died 19 February 1849, aged 31

Died from the effects of injuries received accidentally while on duty.


Const Patrick Burke

Died 17 March 1849, aged 24

Shot dead when his police cordon, protecting a parade, was fired upon.


Const Samuel Barber

Died 30 August 1849, aged 41

Died as a result of a bayonet wound received while on duty in 1845.


Sub-Const James Owens

Died 18 September 1849, aged 23

Fatally stabbed during an attack by rebels on Cappoquin barracks.


Sub-Const Patrick Mortimer

Died 14 October 1849, aged 21

Sub-Const James Gleeson

Died 22 October 1849, aged 21

Both fatally shot when police challenged a party of armed men.


Sub-Insp Thomas Thornley

Died 30 April 1850, aged 53

Died of severe injuries received on duty in December 1849 in Co. Antrim.


Const Thomas Hickey

Died 22 February 1853, aged 36

Died of convulsions resulting from an injury received on duty.


Sub-Const John Glavin

Died 9 December 1857, aged 54

Died as a result of being wounded in the head by the blow of a stone.


Sub-Const James Nolan

Died 14 September 1859, aged 44

Died as the result of an injury on duty.


Sgt Robert McClelland

Died 5 December 1859, aged 35

Shot dead by one of his constables in revenge for reporting him.


Sub-Const Richard Graham

Died 6 April 1863, aged 23

Died from mortification of his leg broken while he was on duty.


Sub-Const Patrick Sheedy

Died 5 March 1867, aged 42

Shot dead while in the execution of his duty in Co. Cork.


Royal Irish Constabulary  


Const Thomas Casey

Died 22 February 1868, aged 37

Shot and fatally wounded when trying to arrest a Fenian captain.


Sub-Const Samuel Morrow

Died 14 August 1868, aged 32

Shot dead while escorting a landowner serving eviction notices.


H/Const (Rtd) Thomas Talbott

Died 16 July 1871, aged 45

Fatally shot by Fenians having been an active detective against them.


Act/Con George Cooke

Died 1 July 1872, aged 40

Shot dead while in the execution of his duty in Co. Donegal.


Sub-Const Joseph Morton

Died 20 August 1872, aged 34

Shot dead whilst attempting to keep two rioting mobs apart in Belfast.


Const Richardson

Died January 1873

Shot and fatally wounded by a gamekeeper at Mullingar.


Const Cornelius McNamara

Died 15 November 1873, aged 48

Beaten and stabbed to death by another constable.


Const William Prendergast

Died 11 January 1874, aged 51

Drowned on duty while returning from Carlow Quarter Sessions.


Const Michael Gunning

Died 19 January 1874, aged 25

Drowned on duty while returning from Portmagee Petty Sessions.


Const Francis Murphy

Died 29 December 1874, aged 38

Shot by a sub-constable whom he had reported for neglect of duty.


Sub-Const John Warrington

Died 28 March 1875, aged 32

Killed by the blow of a stone received on duty in Co. Tipperary.


Sgt John O'Brien

Died 18 October 1876, aged 53

Shot dead by a sub-constable who he had reported for drunkenness


Const Timothy Hayes

Died 6 October 1877, aged 31

Beaten to death by navvies while attempting to arrest one of them.


Sub-Insp Samuel Boyce

Died 23 June 1879, aged 40

Killed when he was thrown from his horse going to inspect a barracks.


Sub-Const Arthur Small

Died 16 April 1880, aged 31

Died as a result of his arm being broken on duty in Co. Sligo.


Sub-Const James Slowey

Died 17 September 1880, aged 45

Died of disease resulting from an injury received while riding on duty.


Const Robert Armstrong

Died 6 April 1881, aged 47

Fatally wounded by a mob while protecting a process server.


Const James Linton

Died 24 July 1881, aged 44

Shot in the stomach and fatally wounded while on patrol.


Const James Kavanagh

Died 15 February 1882, aged 49

Shot dead while dealing with an agrarian dispute at Letterfrack.


Sub-Const Edward Brown

Died 12 August 1882, aged 32

Shot in the back and killed whilst on town foot patrol in Parsonstown.


Const Henry L. Stone

Died 28 September 1884, aged 25

Died from disease resulting from an injury on duty.


H/Const William Gardiner

Died 14 July 1886, aged 46

Shot and fatally wounded during sectarian rioting in Belfast.


H/Const Gerald Whelehan

Died 11 September 1887, aged 42

Fatally bludgeoned by a mob while protecting a boycotted tenant.


Dist/Insp Joshua William V. Bernard

Died 23 September 1887, aged 45

Died from injuries received in December 1886 during riots in Belfast.


Sgt Charles McGowan

Died 8 June 1888, aged 35

Shot and stabbed to death by a constable in the police station.


Dist Insp William Limerick Martin

Died 3 February 1889, aged 43

Beaten to death by a large mob, executing a warrant on a priest.


Sub-Const John Mills

Died 19 November 1889, aged 46

Accidentally killed in a fall down a cliff, searching for an illegal still.


Const William John Finlay

Died 8 January 1891, aged 39

Fatally injured in a fall down a flight of steps on duty in Portrush, Co. Antrim.


Const Timothy O`Leary

Died 21 July 1891, aged 31

Drowned when his boat capsized while proceeding to his police post.


Const Thomas King

Died 4 August 1891, aged 34

Collapsed and died from heart failure while arresting a prisoner.


Sgt Michael Rogan

Died 1 November 1892, aged 40

Shot dead with his family by a mentally deranged constable.


Dist Insp Frank W. Feely

Died 11 January 1908, aged 43

Died from septicaemia resulting from injuries received on duty.


Const Martin Goldrick

Died 22 January 1909, aged 24

Shot dead pursuing two gunmen who had just shot two workmen.


Const John A. Wallace

Died 28 July 1909, aged 21

Drowned in a gallant endeavour to save the life of a comrade.


Const Laurence Bergin

Died 16 November 1912, aged 43

Fatally stabbed with a manure fork, trying to settle a family dispute.


A/Sgt Brian Taylor

Died 12 August 1914, aged 36

Killed when he was run over by a railway train on duty in Belfast.


Const Edward Casey

Died 27 October 1914, aged 39

Died of disease accelerated by an assault while arresting a prisoner.


H/Const Patrick Donnelly

Died 8 August 1915, aged 51

Died of disease following an injury to his back sustained while on duty.


Const Bernard McNamee

Died 1 October 1915, aged 22

Found fatally injured in a river after he apparently fell in on guard duty.


1916

The last week of April saw the Easter Rising by Irish Republican groups with a Proclamation of the Republic made in Dublin; quickly put down by Crown Forces. Three unarmed members of the Dublin Metropolitan Police were also killed.


Const Charles McGee

Died 24 April 1916, aged 23

Killed in the Sinn Fein rising after being captured by armed rebels.


Const John Hurley

Died 26 April 1916, aged 23

Sgt Thomas Rourke

Died 27 April 1916, aged 42

Fatally shot when attempting to arrest a rebel volunteer at his home.


Const Patrick Whelan

Died 26 April 1916, aged 34

Fatally shot in an exchange of fire between an RIC patrol and rebels.


Dist Insp Harry Smyth, 41

Posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.

 Sgt John Young, 42

Sgt John Shanagher, 48

Const James Cleary, 28

Const James Gormley, 25

Const James Hickey, 49

Const Richard McHale, 22

Died 28 April 1916

Co Insp Alexander Gray

Died 10 May 1916, aged 57

All shot and fatally wounded in an ambush by large numbers of rebels.


Const Christopher Miller

Died 27 April 1916, aged 29

Shot dead on duty in Dublin during the Sinn Fein rising.


H/Const William Nelson Rowe

Died 2 May 1916, aged 49

Shot dead attempting to arrest rebel volunteers in a house.


Const Michael J. McDermott

Died 4 February 1917, aged 30

Died of a fractured spine as the result of an accidental injury on duty.


1919 - 1922


The years 1919 to 1922 saw the Irish War of Independence leading to the partition of Ireland. During this period some 500 members of the Royal Irish Constabulary lost their lives, mainly through acts of politically motivated violence. The Rank of T/Cadet here refers to the Temporary (Officer) Cadets 
of the Auxiliary Division.


Const James McDonnell, 56

Const Patrick O`Connell, 36

Died 21 January 1919

Shot dead when ambushed by IRA gunmen while escorting explosives.


Dist Insp (Rtd) John Charles Milling

Died 30 march 1919, aged 46

A former RIC officer and Resident Magistrate shot at home at night.


Const Martin O`Brien

Died 6 April 1919, aged 35

Shot dead by IRA gunmen trying to free a prisoner he was guarding.


Const Michael Enright

Died 13 May 1919, aged 35

Sgt Peter Wallace

Died 14 May 1919, aged 47

Fatally shot by IRA gunmen while escorting a prisoner by train.


Dist Insp Michael Hunt

Died 23 June 1919, aged 46

Shot in the back and killed by IRA gunmen while on duty in a crowd.


Const Michael James Murphy

Died 4 August 1919, aged 20

Sgt  John Riordan

5 August 1919, aged 44

Fatally shot while cycling on duty when ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Const Timothy Murphy

Died 22 August 1919, aged 33

Accidentally shot when he dropped the police revolver he was unloading.


Sgt Philip Brady

Died 2 September 1919, aged 48

Shot dead when his bicycle patrol was ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Const William Agar

Died 31 October 1919, aged 37

Shot dead while on barracks duty when he answered the door.


Const Edward Bolger

Died 14 December 1919, aged 48

Shot dead in an ambush as he walked unarmed to his barracks.


Const William James Murtagh

Died 26 December 1919, aged 21

Shot dead by the accidental discharge of a colleague's rifle.


 Const Maurice Keough

Died 31 December 1919, aged 32

Fatally wounded at a disturbance when shot by mistake by a colleague.


Const Luke Finegan

Died 22 January 1920, aged 29

Shot dead in an ambush by three men as he walked home from duty.


Const Edward J. Mulholland

Died 8 February 1920 aged 32

Accidentally shot by a colleague as he loaded his revolver.


Const Michael Neenan

Died 12 February 1920, aged 32

Fatally wounded by a bomb when his barracks was attacked by IRA.

Posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Const John Martin Heanue

Died 5 March 1920, aged 24

Shot and fatally wounded as he called at a village grocers shop.


Const Thomas Ryan

Died 9 March 1920, aged 39

Fatally wounded during an IRA bomb attack on his barracks.


Sgt George Neazer

Died 10 March 1920, aged 42

Shot dead by an IRA gang while he was escorting a land steward.


Const Timothy Scully

Died 11 March 1920, aged 64

Shot dead when his patrol was ambushed returning to barracks.


Const Charles Healy, 25

Const James Rocke, 26

Died 17 March 1920

Fatally shot when ambushed by several gunmen as they left church.


Const Joseph Murtagh

Died 19 March 1920, aged 45

Shot dead in an ambush returning from a colleague's funeral.


Dist Insp (Rtd) Alan Bell

Died 26 March 1920, aged 62

A former RIC officer and a Resident Magistrate shot by IRA men in Dublin.


Const William Finn, 23

Const Daniel McCarthy, 25

Died 9 April 1920

Shot dead in an ambush while cycling with a patrol to court.


Sgt Patrick Finnerty

Died 16 April 1920, aged 50

Fatally shot in the back escorting an illegal Sinn Fein march.


Const Patrick Foley

Died 16 April 1920, aged 25

Found shot dead after being kidnapped by an armed gang.


Const Martin Clifford

Died 17 April 1920, aged 21

Fatally shot when ambushed while home on leave from his station.


Sgt Patrick J. Carroll

Died 18 April 1920, aged 41

Shot in the back and killed by IRA gunmen while leaving church

Posthumously awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt Cornelius Crean, 48

Const Patrick McGoldrick, 59

Died 25 April 1920

Shot dead when their patrol was ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Sgt Francis J. McKenna

Died 3 May 1920, aged 39

Shot dead in an IRA ambush when returning from court.


Sgt John Edward Brady

Died 9 May 1920, aged 50

Died of gunshot wounds received in an IRA attack on his barracks.


Sgt Patrick McDonnell

Died 10 May 1920, aged 49

Shot dead in an ambush while making his way to an RIC Hut.


Sgt John Flynn, 51

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.

Const Edward Dunne, 40

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.

Const William Brick, 32

Died 10 May 1920

Shot dead when their police patrol was ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Sgt Denis Garvey, 47

Const Daniel Harrington, 43

Died 11 May 1920

Killed after boarding a tram-car by gunmen already on board.


D/Sgt Denis Moroney

Died 15 May 1920, aged 40

Fatally shot assisting officers to disperse rioters in Derry City.


Sgt Kyran Dunphy

Died 19 May 1920, aged 30

Sgt Patrick Hearty

Died 22 June 1920, aged 53

Fatally shot after visiting the doctor when ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Sgt Thomas Kane, 48

Const Joseph P. Morton, 47

Died 28 May 1920

Killed when an IRA gun and bomb attack destroyed their RIC barracks.

Both posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt Timothy Holland

Died 9 June 1920, aged 41

Fatally shot when his patrol was attacked by several gunmen.


Const Thomas King

Died 12 June 1920, aged 26

Shot dead off duty and unarmed when attacked by masked men.


Const John J. Carroll

Died 11 June 1920, aged 38

Shot dead by a gunman while in a hotel bar with a colleague.


Const Pierce Doogue

Died 15 June 1920, aged 42

Killed by a stone while on leave aiding colleagues at a disturbance.


Dist Insp Percival S. Lea-Wilson

Died 15 June 1920, aged 33

Shot dead by five men in a car as he returned home from shopping.


Sgt John J. Campion

Died 17 June 1920 aged 41

Accidentally shot when his revolver fell onto the Barracks floor.


Const James Brett

Died 21 June 1920, aged 49

Shot dead when his bicycle patrol was ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Const Michael Horan

Died 25 June 1920, aged 38

Shot dead after his name had been put on an IRA 'black list'.


Sgt Robert Tobin

Died 2 July 1920, aged 42

Shot dead when his patrol was ambushed returning to barracks.


H/Const Samuel Perrott

Died 3 July 1920 aged 49

Died of heart failure after being struck by a stone during rioting.


Const Alexander Will

Died 11 July 1920, aged 24

Killed by a bomb during a sustained IRA night attack on his barracks.

Posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt John G. Stokes

Died 12 July 1920, aged 21

Shot dead during a sustained IRA attack on his barracks.


Const Michael Lenihan, 34

Const George Roche, 32

Died 13 July 1920

Shot dead when their mobile patrol was ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Const Martin Clarke

Died 14 July 1920, aged 31

Shot dead when a police party was ambushed while going to court.


Const Patrick Fahy

Died 15 July 1920, aged 25

Fatally shot when his bicycle patrol was ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Div/Cmr Gerard B. Ferguson Smyth

Died 17 July 1920, aged 34

Shot dead by IRA gunmen while off duty in Cork City Country Club.


Const James F. Masterson

Died 17 July 1920, aged 35

Killed in an ambush as he travelled home on leave.


Const Patrick Carey, 29

Const James Burke, 28

Died 19 July 1920

Shot dead returning from court when ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Sgt Thomas Robert Armstrong

Died 21 July 1920, aged 56

Fatally shot while on foot patrol near his barracks in Ballina.


D/Sgt William Mulherin

Died 25 July 1920, aged 38

After ignoring threats he was shot dead going to church by two men.


Const James Murray

Died 28 July 1920, aged 26

Shot dead when out walking off duty.


Const Walter Oakley

Died 29 July 1920, aged 20

An English recruit he was fatally shot by IRA men while off duty.


Const Ernest S. Watkins

Died 7 August 1920, aged 29

Fatally shot when his patrol was ambushed by a large IRA unit.


Const Cyril Henry Nathan

Died 15 August 1920, aged 19

Fatally shot off duty when attacked while leaving church.


Dist Insp William Harding Wilson

Died 16 August 1920, aged 56

Shot in the head and killed when in plain clothes about to enter a shop.


Const James Duffy

Died 20 August 1920 aged 21

Shot by mistake when his mobile unit was challenged by foot police.


Const Smyth Thomas Brennan

Died 21 August 1920, aged 41

Shot dead when his police patrol was ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Sgt Daniel Maunsell

Died 21 August 1920, aged 49

Ambushed and killed returning to barracks from his home.


Const Patrick Haverty

Died 21 August 1920, aged 40

Sgt Patrick Reilly

Died 31 August 1920, aged 47

Fatally shot when their police patrol was ambushed leaving barracks.


D/Const John Hanlon

Died 21 August 1920, aged 33

Shot dead while in plain clothes in a shop.


Const Martin Foley

Died 21 August 1920, aged 33

Fatally shot when his cycle patrol was ambushed by IRA gunmen.


Dist Insp Oswald Ross Swanzy

Died 22 August 1920, aged 39

Shot dead at close range by an IRA squad as he left church off duty.


Sgt Thomas Martin Craddock

Died 22 August 1920, aged 43

Shot dead while off duty after leaving a club in the early hours.


Const John McNamara

Died 25 August 1920, aged 24

Fatally shot when his police patrol was ambushed.

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Const Matthew Haugh

Died 25 August 1920, aged 25

Shot dead when his police patrol was ambushed by gunmen.


Const James Munnelly

Died 26 August 1920, aged 30

Shot and fatally wounded during an IRA attack on his barracks.


Const William J. Potter

Died 26 August 1920, aged 35

Shot dead in an ambush while cycling to his duties.


Const John Mullan

Died 27 August 1920, aged 25

Killed when his patrol was attacked while escorting a mail car.

Posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Const Edward Murphy

Died 2 September 1920, aged 24

Const Martin McCarthy

Died 3 September 1920, aged 28

Fatally wounded when their patrol was ambushed while cycling to court.


Const Edward Krumm

Died 8 September 1920, aged 25

Attacked in the street while off duty his revolver taken and shot dead.


Const Timothy Delaney, 30

Const John Gaughan, 34

Died 8 September 1920

Shot dead when their patrol was ambushed late at night.


Const William Carroll

Died 14 September 1920 aged 26

Died as a result of a road traffic accident.


Const James Donohoe, 29

Const John Mahony, 26

Died 20 September 1920

Fatally wounded when their joint RIC and military patrol was ambushed.


H/Const Peter Burke

Died 20 September 1920, aged 36

Shot dead in a public house while on his way to an RIC depot.

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Const John A. Denham

Died 20 September 1920 aged 23

Accidentally shot with a rifle in unknown circumstances.


Const Reginald Hardman, 21

Const Michael Harte, 28

Const John Hodnett, 31

Const Michael Kelly, 32

Const John McGuire, 20

Died 22 September 1920

Sgt Michael Hynes, 29

Died 24 September 1920

All fatally shot when a large number of IRA men ambushed their patrol.


Const Michael Brogan

Died 25 September 1920, aged 41

Killed when his RIC patrol was ambushed.


Const Thomas Leonard

Died 25 September 1920, aged 35

Fatally shot while on foot patrol when ambushed by two gunmen.


Sgt Martin Morgan

Died 27 September 1920, aged 44

Shot in an ambush while cycling to his barracks and died of wounds.


Sgt Denis P. McGuire

Died 29 September 1920, aged 45

Fatally shot while outside a house being searched by the army.


Const Terence Flood, 35

Const Edward A. Noonan, 26

Died 29 September 1920

Shot dead when their police patrol was ambushed.


Const John Downey, 35

Const John Thomas Keeffe, 30

Died 29 September 1920

Shot dead while together in a public house adjoining their barracks.


Dist Insp James Joseph Brady

Died 30 September 1920, aged 21

Fatally shot when his mobile patrol was ambushed by an IRA unit.


Const Clarence Victor Chave

Died 3 October 1920, aged 24

Fatally wounded when his police patrol was fired on at night.


Sgt Francis Doherty, 46

Const William Stanley, 46

Died 7 October 1920, aged 46

Shot dead when their patrol was ambushed after leaving barracks.


T/Cadet William James Anderson

Died 10 October 1920 aged 28

Accidentally shot at Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin City.


Sgt Martin G. O`Connor, 53

Const John Crawford, 29

Const Francis Gallagher, 30

Const Michael Kenny, 38

Died 13 October 1920

Fatally wounded when their motor patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Const John Flaherty

Died 16 October 1920, aged 46

Shot and fatally wounded when fired upon while on foot patrol.


Sgt Daniel Roche

17 October 1920

Shot dead by an IRA assassination squad coming to identify a body.


Const John Longhead

Died 18 October 1920, aged 36

Killed when an RIC barracks was attacked and captured by the IRA.


Const Bertie Rippingale

Died 22 October 1920, aged 25

Const Albert E. Rundle

Died 4 November 1920, aged 26

Fatally wounded when ambushed while returning to their barracks.


Const Harry Biggs

Died 23 October 1920, aged 23

Killed while driving in a three lorry convoy which was ambushed.


Sgt Patrick Perry, 51

Const Patrick Keown, 25

Const Patrick Laffey, 41

Died 25 October 1920

Const Patrick Lynch, 33

Died 27 October 1920

Fatally shot when their nine-man patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Const Timothy Horan

Died 30 October 1920, aged 40

Killed when his RIC cycle patrol was ambushed.


Const William Madden

Died 31 October 1920, aged 30

Const George Morgan

Died 1 November 1920, aged 23

Fatally shot when a large IRA unit attacked a barracks and patrol.


D/Insp Philip St John H. Kelleher MC

Died 31 October 1920, aged 23

An ex-Captain with only 4 months service, shot dead in his hotel.


Const Albert F. Caseley, 24

Const John Herbert Evans, 22

Died 31 October 1920

Shot dead while returning from leave with two colleagues missing.


Const Ernest Bright, 34

Const Patrick Waters, 24

Died 31 October 1920

Disappeared while returning from leave believed abducted and killed.


 Const Peter Cooney

Died 1 November 1920, aged 43

Shot dead whilst making his way back to Barracks from leave.


Sgt Henry Cronin

Died 1 November 1920, aged 47

Shot and fatally wounded as he left home to go to his Barracks.


Const Sydney George J. Larking

Died 2 November 1920, aged 22

Killed when the motor lorry he was driving on patrol was ambushed.


Const William Michael Maxwell

Died 2 November 1920, aged 24

An ex-soldier with five months service, he was shot dead in a public house.


Const James Mulvey

Died 3 November 1920 aged 39

Found drowned in a dyke after finishing guard duty late at night.


Sgt Patrick Fallon

Died 3 November 1920, aged 49

Shot dead when ambushed in the street returning to barracks.


Sgt Samuel Wilfred Lucas

Died 4 November 1920, aged 45

Shot and fatally wounded when IRA men attacked his barracks.


Const Robert Gorbey

Died 6 November 1920, aged 23

Fatally shot when a large IRA unit attacked a barracks and patrol.

Awarded the  Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


T/Cadet Bertram Agnew, 24

T/Cadet Lionel R. Mitchell, 23

Died 6 November 1920

Intelligence officers abducted by the IRA, interrogated and killed.


Const Hugh Kearns

Died 8 November 1920 aged 35

Fatally shot while chasing gunmen who had fired on an army patrol.


Const Archibald Turner

Died 9 November 1920, aged 28

Const James Thomas Woods

Died 15 November 1920, aged 29

Shot dead by IRA gunmen while returning from leave by train.


 Const Daniel Brien

Died 12 November 1920, aged 34

Killed in a road traffic accident in a collision between a lorry and a cart.


Const Charles Buntrock, 27

Const Patrick Mackessy, 35

Const Jeremiah O`Leary, 30

Died 13 November 1920

Const John T. Miller, 22

Died 14 November 1920

Fatally wounded in an IRA ambush on their eight-man RIC mobile patrol.


Sgt James Donoghue

Died 17 November 1920, aged 46

Shot in the back walking from home to his barracks in an IRA ambush.


T/Cadet Frank Garniss, 34

T/Cadet Cecil A. Morris, 24

Died 21 November 1920

Sent for help after an IRA shooting when they were ambushed and killed.


Sgt John J. Fitzgerald

Died 21 November 1920, aged 22

Shot dead by an IRA assassination squad having previously escaped.


Const Henry Clement Jays

Died 21 November 1920, aged 22

Attacked and killed after leaving a hotel in Leap with other constables.


H/Const John J. Kearney

Died 22 November 1920, aged 51

Shot and fatally wounded when leaving church while off duty.


Const Patrick Driscoll, 31

Const Michael Fleming, 31

Const Edward G. Roper, 25

Died 22 November 1920

Killed together in a road traffic accident at Dromoland, Co. Clare


Const Thomas Dillon

Died 24 November 1920, aged 25

Shot dead while in charge of a patrol of soldiers in Pheonix Park.


Dist/Insp Francis William Crake MC, 27

T/Cadet William Thomas Barnes DFC, 26

T/Cadet Cyril Dunstan Wakefield Bayley, 22

T/Cadet Leonard Douglas Bradshaw, 22

T/Cadet James Chubb Gleave DFC, 21

T/Cadet Philip Noel Graham, 31

T/Cadet William Hooper Jones, 24

T/Cadet Frederick Hugo OBE MC, 40

T/Cadet Albert George Jones, 33

T/Cadet Ernest William Henry Lucas, 31

T/Cadet William Andre Pallister, 25

T/Cadet Henry Oliver Pearson, 21

T/Cadet Frank Taylor, 22

T/Cadet Christopher Herbert Wainwright, 36

T/Cadet Benjamin Webster, 30

T/Const Arthur Frederick Poole, 21

Auxiliary Division

Died 28 November 1920

Killed when their mobile patrol was ambushed by the IRA at Kilmichael, Co. Cork.


T/Cadet Cecil James Guthrie

Died 30 November 1920, aged 21

After escaping the Kilmichael ambush he was caught and shot two days later.


Const Timothy J. Quinn

Died 28 November 1920, aged 34

Shot and fatally wounded returning to barracks after visiting his wife.


Const Maurice Quirke

Died 29 November 1920, aged 34

Shot and fatally wounded when leaving his lodgings in Cappoquin.


Const James Joseph Malynn

Died 30 November 1920, aged 31

Died of gun-shot wounds received in an IRA barracks attack in January.  


Sgt Thomas Keighary

Died 2 December 1920 aged 41

Mistakenly shot by a soldier while attempting to stop a military lorry.


Const Maurice Prenderville

Died 3 December 1920, aged 45

Shot and fatally wounded when he was ambushed while on foot patrol.


T/Cadet Hedley A. Balls

Died 5 December 1920, aged 29

Shot and fatally wounded while engaged during a house search.


T/Cadet Spencer R. Chapman

Died 11 December 1920, aged 27

Killed when a patrol was attacked by IRA men who threw a bomb.


Const Frederick Taylor

Died 13 December 1920, aged 18

Killed during a sustained IRA attack on Ballinalee RIC barracks.


Const Patrick J. Halford, 27

Const Ernest F. Harden, 21

Const Albert H. Palmer, 24

Const Arthur Smith, 22

Died 16 December 1920

Killed when their eight-man foot patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Dist Insp Philip John O`Sullivan MC

Died 17 December 1920, aged 23

Shot and killed while off duty out walking with his fiancee.


Const Peter Shannon

Died 17 December 1920, aged 36

Fatally wounded when his  police patrol was ambushed by the IRA.

Posthumously awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt Thomas Walsh

Died 20 December 1920, aged 40

Killed, possibly in crossfire, when military and police were ambushed.


Const William Jones

Died 22 December 1920, aged 37

Shot dead when he went to question three suspects while in a public bar.


Const William Gaffney

Died 23 December 1920 aged 35

Killed in a road accident when his police vehicle overturned.


Const Patrick McCann

Died 27 December 1920 aged 30

Accidentally shot.


Const Alfred C Hogsden, 32

Const John Reid, 27

Died 27 December 1920

Fatally shot during a police and army raid on a large IRA gathering.


Const Isaac James Rea

Died 27 December 1920, aged 20

Shot and fatally wounded from a passing car while out walking.


Const Martin Mullen

Died 29 December 1920

Const Arthur W. Thorp

Died 30 December, aged 23

Const Ernest Dray

Died 31 December 1920, aged 21

Posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.

All fatally wounded when an IRA unit attacked police patrols in Midleton.


Const Michael Francis Malone

Died 1 January 1921, aged 30

Shot dead when his foot patrol was attacked by a number of IRA men.

Posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Const Francis C. Shortall

Died 7 January 1921, aged 38

Const Thomas R. Johnston

21 January 1921, aged 19

Fatally wounded with their patrol in an IRA bomb and gun attack.


D/Insp Thomas James McGrath MM

Died 7 January 1921, aged 30

Shot through the head by an IRA Commander he was trying to arrest.


Const Frederick Gordon Smyth

Died 8 January 1921, aged 21

Killed in a road traffic accident.


Sgt Stephen Carty, 45

Sgt Jeremiah Curtin, 43

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.

Died 13 January 1921

Fatally wounded when their mobile patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Const Robert A. E. Boyd

Died 17 January 1921, aged 24

Shot dead while off duty drinking in licensed premises in Cappawhite.


Sgt Michael Mulloy, 38

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.

Const John Doogue, 34

Const Michael Moran, 23

Const William J. Smith, 24

Died 20 January 1921

Const Frank E. Morris, 27

Died 25 January 1921

Dist Insp William Clarke, 28

Died 31 January 1921

All fatally shot when their mobile patrol was ambushed by a large IRA unit.


Dist Insp Tobias O`Sullivan

Died 20 January 1921, aged 43

Ambushed and shot dead walking from his barracks with his son.

Awarded the ConstabularyMedal for Gallantry.


Sgt Henry J. Bloxham

Died 21 January 1921, aged 40

Ambushed on a quiet road and shot dead cycling from his barracks.


Const Robert Henry Hegerty, 18

Const Frederick W. Taylor, 24

Died 22 January 1921

Const Sydney George Clarke, 19

Died 30 January 1921

Ambushed and fatally shot when out walking together while off duty.


Sgt John J. Kemp

Died 23 January 1921, aged 43

Fatally wounded while off duty by a bomb thrown by two masked men.


Const Thomas Heffron, 26

Const Michael Quinn, 20

Both awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry

Died 26 January 1921

Shot dead while asleep in a hotel while on escort duty from Dublin.


Const Robert Thomas Walter Barney

Died 26 January 1921, aged 23

Shot and fatally wounded when his foot patrol was ambushed.


T/Cadet Charles Englesden

Died 26 January 1921, aged 24

Accidentally killed.


Const Thomas Moyles

Died 28 January 1921, aged 21

Div Cmr Philip Armstrong Holmes

Died 29 January 1921, aged 44

Fatally shot when the IRA ambushed the Commissioner and his escort.


Sgt Peter J. McArdle

Died 30 January 1921, aged 42

Died of wounds received when his patrol was ambushed in October.  


Const Terrence G. Sweeney

Died 30 January 1921 aged 27

Died after he was accidentally shot.


Const Patrick W. James O`Connor

Died 1 February 1921, aged 22

Shot dead when his foot patrol was ambushed returning to barracks.


Dist Insp Francis Worthington Craven DSO DSC DSM, 32

T/Cadet John A. Houghton, 25

Died 2 February 1921

T/Cadet George Bush, 22

T/Cadet Harold Clayton DCM, 24

Died 4 February 1921

Fatally injured in a gun and bomb attack on their patrol by the IRA.


T/Const Samuel Green

Died 3 February 1921, aged 22

Shot and fatally wounded while off duty in a public house.


Const William Vanston

Died 2 February 1921 aged 26

Shot dead as he was leaving his wife's home by a man on a bicycle.


Const Patrick Mullany

Died 2 February 1921, aged 34

Shot in the back and killed by 4 gunmen returning from friends.


Const Edward L. Carter, 19

Const William H. Taylor, 28

Died 3 February 1921

Shot dead when his cycle patrol was ambushed by gunmen.


Const Samuel Adams, 21

Const George William Bell, 21

Const John Joseph Bourke, 30

Const Michael Doyle, 31

Const Patrick Foody, 44

Const William Hayton, 21

Const William Kingston, 36

Const Sydney Millin, 24

Const Bernard Mollaghan, 43

Const Arthur Pearce, 23

Const Henry Smith, 23

Died 3 February 1921

Fatally shot when their mobile patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Const Patrick Joseph Walsh

Died 12 February 1921, aged 23

Shot dead by IRA men as he left a public house while on leave.


Const John P. Lynch

Died 13 February 1921, aged 37

Fatally wounded when his mobile patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Const John Carroll

Died 14 February 1921, aged 34

His body was found with gunshot wounds after he was abducted.


Sgt Joseph Hughes

Died 21 February 1921, aged 34

Shot and fatally wounded when his foot patrol was attacked by the IRA.


Const George Horace Howlett

Died 22 February 1921, aged 22

Shot dead when ambushed by an IRA unit as he returned to barracks.


Const John William Hughes

Died 22 February 1921, aged 33

Shot dead by unknown gunmen in Donegal Town where he worked.


Const Thomas William Satchwell

Died 22 February 1921, aged 25

Shot dead when a joint military and police patrol was ambushed by IRA.


Const Frederick W. Perrier

Died 23 February 1921, aged 34

Shot dead leaving a cinema when he was attacked by IRA gunmen.


Const Timothy Keane

Died 23 February 1921, aged 33

Accidentally shot at Bandon, Co. Cork.


Const Martin John Greer, 27

Const Daniel Hoey, 32

Const Edward McDonagh, 24

Died 23 February 1921

Police orderlies from Dublin Castle going to a restaurant, shot by IRA.


 Const William Fennessy

Died 23 February 1921 aged 28

Died after he was accidentally shot.


Aux Cmdt James Seafield-Grant MC

Died 25 February 1921, aged 30

Const Arthur William Cane

Died 26 February 1921, aged 36

T/Cadet Clive L. Soady

Died 1 March 1921, aged 38

Fatally shot during an engagement between their patrol and the IRA.


Const Charles E. Binion

Died 26 February 1921 aged 25

Died as a result of an accident on duty.


Const Alfred V. G. Brock

Died 28 February 1921, aged 31

Fatally wounded when his patrol was fired on near barracks by IRA.


Const (Rtd) Patrick Roche

Died 1 March 1921

Abducted and shot for providing information against the IRA.


Const Joseph Duddy

Died 3 March 1921, aged 33

Shot dead when his patrol was ambushed.


Const James R. Beasant

Died 4 March 1921, aged 25

Shot dead in a public house by two gunmen.


Const John Bergin

Died 5 March 1921, aged 29

Killed in unknown circumstances at Ennis, Co. Clare.


Sgt James Maguire

Died 6 March 1921, aged 49

Shot dead by five armed men as he was walking in Kilmallock.


Const Nicholas Somers

Died 8 March 1921, aged 22

Killed when his patrol was ambushed by an IRA unit.


Const Robert A. Crook, 26

Const John McIntosh, 26

Died 11 March 1921

Const Walter H. Cooper

Died 13 March 1921, aged 28

Fatally shot while off duty in Belfast when attacked by several gunmen.


T/Cadet Walter V. Falkiner MC

Died 12 March 1921, aged 32

Killed when the train he was returning to duty on was fired upon.


Const Ernest J. Riley

Died 12 March 1921, aged 26

Shot dead when his patrol was fired on after another patrol searched a house.


Const Daniel Anthony Murphy

Died 12 March 1921 aged 22

Found shot dead after leaving the barracks with a dispatch.


T/Const James J. O`Farrell

Died 14 March 1921, aged 28

T/Cadet Bernard J. L. Beard MC

Died 15 March 1921, aged 34

Fatally wounded during a gun battle when police raided an IRA HQ.


Const Charles OM. Reynolds, 33

Const Thomas Sweeney, 24

Died 16 March 1921

Fatally shot when their patrol was ambushed returning to barracks.


Const James O`Brien

Died 17 March 1921, aged 26

Shot and fatally wounded when his patrol was fired on by the IRA.


Const John Grant

Died 17 March 1921, aged 26

Fatally shot in an ambush while cycling to his barracks.


Const William Elton

Died 19 March 1921, aged 23

Shot and fatally wounded when his patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Sgt Michael Joseph Hickey

Died 19 March 1921, aged 36

Abducted during an ambush and found blindfolded and shot dead.


Const Sydney Robert Redman

Died 19 March 1921, aged 25

Fatally shot in the head during an IRA ambush on his patrol.


Const Arthur Frederick Kenward

Died 19 March 1921, aged 20

Killed with six soldiers during a joint operation against the IRA.


Const James McKenna

Died 20 March 1921, aged 28

Shot dead returning to his barracks by masked men in an ambush.


Const William Campbell

Died 20 March 1921, aged 37

Shot dead by masked men while at his lodgings when on sick leave.


Const William Devereux, 58

Const Michael James Dowling, 29

Died 22 March 1921

Shot dead when their patrol was attacked going to investigate a raid.


Sgt John Coughlan

Died 23 March 1921, aged 47

Shot dead in a gun battle with IRA men disturbed setting an ambush.


H/Const John Boyd

Died 23 March 1921, aged 46

Fatally shot by a suspected burglar while searching his house.


Const Edward L. Leslie

Died 26 March 1921, aged 21

Shot and fatally wounded when an IRA unit attacked a joint patrol.


T/Const William H. Stephens

Died 29 March 1921 aged 41

Fatally wounded on patrol when shot from behind by two gunmen.


Sgt Michael Hallissy

Died 30 March 1921, aged 41

H/Const Edward Mulrooney

Died 4 April 1921, aged 47

Fatally shot when their cycle patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Const Stanley L. Moore

Died 31 March 1921 aged 30

Shot dead in the street in Miltown Malbay by unknown gunmen.


Const Charles H. Bowles, 22

Sgt Ambrose Shea, 46

Died 31 March 1921

Killed in an IRA gun and bomb attack on their barracks.


T/Cadet John L. Griffiths

Died 31 March 1921 aged 27

Shot by mistake when he failed to answer a sentry's challenge.


Sgt John Higgins

Died 1 April 1921, aged 48

Shot at close range and fatally wounded walking home for tea.


Const (Rtd) Thomas Morris

Died 2 April 1921

Abducted from his home by three gunmen and later found shot dead.


Const James Duffy

Died 3 April 1921, aged 30

Attacked walking home from a public house and dumped in a field.


Const William H Pearson

Died 6 April 1921, aged 32

Shot and fatally wounded when his cycle patrol was ambushed.


Const Michael Kenny

Died 6 April 1921, aged 33

Shot and fatally wounded defending his barracks during an IRA attack.


Const (Rtd) John Wymes

Died 7 April 1921, aged 63

Taken from his home by a number of armed men and shot.


Const Hubert J. Wiggins

Died 8 April 1921, aged 27

Killed when he was attacked by IRA men as he stood near his barracks.


Const Frederick Lord

Died 8 April 1921, aged 31

Shot and killed returning to his barracks from leave.


Const Albert W. Smith

Died 9 April 1921 aged 34

Accidentally shot.


Const Joseph Boynes, 23

Const George Woodward, 23

Died 10 April 1921

Shot dead while out walking together.


Const George Henry Rogers

Died 13 April 1921, aged 25

Killed when his patrol was ambushed near their barracks.


Const Wilfred Jones

Died 15 April 1921, aged 35

Shot and killed while walking with his girlfriend near his barracks.


DI John Alister Mackinnon DCM MM

Died 15 April 1921, aged 32

Shot and fatally wounded in an IRA ambush while he was playing golf.


Const William G. Duncan

Died 17 April 1921, aged 20

Accidentally shot in the RIC Barracks.


Sgt William Joel Hughes, 46

T/Cadet Donald Pringle, 27

Died 17 April 1921

Fatally shot by mistake when an auxiliary patrol challenged RIC men.


Const Thomas Mugan

Died 18 April 1921, aged 23

Accidentally shot in the RIC Barracks.


Const James Hetherington, 31

Const Thomas Kelly, 33

Died 19 April 1921

While off duty and unarmed they were abducted on a train and shot.


Sgt Stephen Kirwan

Died 20 April 1921, aged 43

Shot and fatally wounded during an affray near Balbriggan.


T/Const Denis O`Loughlin

Died 21 April 1921, aged 48

Shot and killed while in a public house.


Const John Cyril MacDonald

Died 22 April 1921 aged 28

Shot and fatally wounded while in plain clothes out walking with a girl.


Const John Boylan

Died 23 April 1921, aged 40

Fatally shot when his cycle patrol was ambushed searching for IRA.

Posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt John McFadden

Died 23 April 1921, aged 30

Killed when Kilrush barracks came under attack during the night.

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


T/Cadet Ernest Baran Bolam

Died 23 April 1921, aged 34

T/Cadet John Beets Bales

Died 24 April 1921, aged 23

Shot and fatally wounded on escort duty when attacked by two men.


Dist Insp Michael Joseph Cahill

Died 24 April 1921 aged 25

Shot when his mobile patrol was mistakenly fired upon by the army.


Dist Insp Gilbert Norman Potter

Died 27 April 1921, aged 42

Shot dead after being abducted by an IRA unit he drove into.


Const William Albert Smith

Died 30 April 1921, aged 27

Const John F. Webb

Died 1 May 1921, aged 20

Fatally shot while off duty fishing when surrounded and attacked.


Const Arthur J. Harrison

Died 30 April 1921, aged 29

Disappeared, believed abducted and shot, after resigning to return home.


Const Henry R. Cowie

Died 1 May 1921, aged 35

Fatally wounded by the accidental discharge of a revolver in barracks.


Const George Cuthbertson, 21

Const Walter Shaw, 20

Died 1 May 1921

Shot dead when ambushed while out walking from their barracks.


Sgt John Regan, 46

Const Herbert Oakes, 24

Const Christopher Patrick O`Regan, 26

Const William Power, 38

Died 3 May 1921

All shot dead when their mobile patrol was ambushed by the IRA in Co. Mayo.


Const Robert Dine, 21

Const  Alfred Hillyer, 18

Const Hedley D. Woodcock, 20

Died 4 May 1921

Const Walter Thomas Brown, 29

Const William E. Clapp, 22

Const James Phelan, 33

Const Samuel H. Wadkins, 21

Died 5 May 1921

Sgt Thomas McCormack, 35

Died 8 May 1921

Fatally shot when their patrol was ambushed by a large IRA unit.


Const Ernest Guy Watts

Died 5 May 1921, aged 30

Killed in a road traffic accident.


Sgt James Kingston

Died 6 May 1921, aged 48

Killed when his foot patrol was ambushed by the IRA.

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt Michael Murray

Died 7 May 1921

Killed when his ten-man patrol was ambushed by a large IRA party.


Const Frederick H. Depree

Died 7 May 1921, aged 19

Killed when his cycle patrol was ambushed while going for food.


Const Thomas Hopkins

Died 7 May 1921, aged 21

Shot dead by IRA gunmen as he went to his father's house on leave. 


H/Const William K. Storey

Died 8 May 1921, aged 46

Shot dead from behind while returning from church with his wife.


Const Frederick Sterland

Died 8 May 1921, aged 22

Fatally shot while leaving a hotel off duty by four men he befriended.


Const James Cullan, 23

Const Martin Fallon, 31

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.

Died 9 May 1921

Fatally wounded when in a shop which was fired on and bombed.


Const Alexander Thomas Clark, 20

Const Charles Murdock, 26

Died 9 May 1921

Shot dead while out walking off duty and their bodies thrown into the sea.


Dist Insp Harry Biggs

Died 14 May 1921, aged 26

Shot repeatedly out driving with friends when ambushed by IRA.


Const Thomas Bridges

Died 14 May 1921, aged 21

Attacked by IRA gunmen and shot dead as he went for provisions.


Const John Kenna

Died 14 May 1921, aged 24

Shot dead in a field near his barracks by four IRA gunmen.


T/Const Robert Redmond

Died 14 May 1921 aged 43

Fatally shot while off duty on leave.


Sgt Joseph E. Coleman

Died 14 May 1921, aged 38

Shot dead in a public house by the IRA


Const Thomas Cornyn, 34

Const Harold Thompson, 28

Died 14 May 1921

Shot dead going for a priest after a colleague was shot by the IRA.


Const Peter Coghlan

Died 14 May 1921, aged 48

Const John Ryle

Died 15 May 1921, aged 45

Const Patrick Hayes

Died 24 May 1921, aged 48

Fatally wounded by the explosion of an IRA bomb thrown at their patrol.


H/Const Francis Benson

Died 14 May 1921, aged 41

Shot and killed by an IRA gang as he left his home in Tralee.


Dist Insp Cecil Arthur Maurice Blake

Died 15 May 1921, aged 36

Ambushed after leaving a party with his wife and both shot dead.


Const Joseph Daly, 20

Const Thomas Gallivan, 20

Died 15 May 1921

Both reported missing in Co. Tipperary and presumed to have been killed.


Const John Nutley

Died 15 May 1921, aged 22

Attacked and killed as he left church.


Const Hugh McLean

Died 15 May 1921, aged 21

He had resigned but was attacked and fatally wounded before he left.


Const Leonard Hart

Died 17 May 1921, aged 21

Fatally wounded by the accidental discharge of a colleague's revolver.


Const Edmund Hornby Kenyon

Died 17 May 1921, aged 22

Killed when his cycle patrol was ambushed by an IRA unit.


Const Charles T. Mead

Died 17 May 1921, aged 36

Abducted and shot dead his body being recovered several years later.


Const John Dunne

Died 18 May 1921, aged 22

Const Edward Doran

Died 20 May 1921, aged 24

Fatally shot serving summonses when their patrol was ambushed.


Const Albert Edward Carter

Died 18 May 1921, aged 20

Killed when his patrol and a local RIC barracks was attacked.


Sgt Francis J. Butler

Died 19 May 1921, aged 44

Fatally shot by the IRA as he went from his lodgings to his barracks.


Const Harry Beckett

Died 19 May 1921, aged 21

Killed in a gun battle with an IRA unit which ambushed their patrol.


Const Leonard Booth, 32

Const William Stewart, 20

Died 20 May 1921

Shot dead by the IRA while unarmed cycling back from leave. 


Const Thomas W. Tasker

Died 20 May 1921, aged 20

Died after he was accidentally shot.


Const John Kearney

Died 21 May 1921, aged 37

Shot and fatally wounded as he arrived at the scene of DI Blake's killing.


Sgt Joseph Anderson

Died 21 May 1921, aged 58

An RIC bandmaster with nearly 39 years service, shot and killed.


T/Sgt Peter Joseph McDonagh

Died 21 May 1921, aged 31

Killed when his bicycle patrol was ambushed returning to barracks.


Const Joseph Maguire

Died 23 May 1921, aged 28

Killed during a gun battle between a police patrol and a large IRA unit.


Const Robert A. Buchanan, 21

Const Michael Dennehy, 27

Const James Evans, 22

Died 23 May 1921

Abducted during an IRA ambush believed killed and buried in a bog.


Const Edgar Budd

Died 26 May 1921, aged 23

Ambushed and killed returning unarmed from leave to barracks.


Const James Doherty

Died 27 May 1921, aged 24

Accidentally shot.


Const Albert Edward Skeats

Died 28 May 1921, aged 24

Shot and fatally wounded at Cabinteely, Co. Dublin.


Const John E. Bunce

Died 29 May 1921 aged 31

Accidentally shot in RIC Barracks.


Const George Redding

Died 30 May 1921, aged 21

Shot and killed when his patrol encountered an armed IRA unit.


Const Walter P. Perkins

Died 30 May 1921, aged 27

Killed when his cycle patrol was ambushed.

Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt James Christopher Collery, 45

Const Joseph Cooney, 25

Dist Insp Michael F. McCaughey, 28

Const John Quirk, 33

Died 1 June 1921

Const John S. McCormack

Died 2 June 1921, aged 20

Fatally shot when their cycle patrol was ambushed by a large IRA unit.


Const Joseph C. Holman

Died 1 June 1921 , aged 21

Shot dead while out walking near his barracks with a female friend.


Dist Insp Edward J. Stevenson, 22

Const Sydney A. Blythe, 26

Const James Y. Brown, 23

Const John Doherty, 47

Const William T. J. French, 25

Died 2 June 1921

Sgt Francis Creegan

Died 3 June 1921, aged 43

Const Thomas Dowling

Died 4 June 1921, aged 44

Fatally shot in a gun battle with an IRA unit which ambushed a patrol.


Const James Briggs DCM MM, 28

Const John A. Cantlon, 53

Const Martin Feeney, 32

Const William Walsh, 51

Died 3 June 1921

Shot and fatally wounded when an IRA unit ambushed two passing patrols.


Const Patrick McDonald

Died 3 June 1921, aged 25

Fatally wounded when accidentally shot as his barracks was attacked.


Sgt Jeremiah Moroney

Died 4 June 1921, aged 46

Shot and fatally wounded when he challanged two men in the street.


Sgt Michael Burke

Died 5 June 1921, aged 28

Shot dead when his patrol was ambushed at night by 20 IRA men.


Const Robert W. Jolly

Died 5 June 1921, aged 37

Shot dead in an IRA ambush while his patrol was tearing down posters.


Const Denis Patrick O`Leary

Died 8 June 1921, aged 43

Shot dead while cycling to his lodgings.


Const George Southgate

Died 10 June 1921, aged 20

Accidentally shot in RIC Barracks.


T/Cadet Leonard J. French

Died 10 June 1921, aged 26

Reported missing in Co. Kilkenny and presumed to have been killed.


H/Const James McElhill

Died 12 June 1921 aged 52

Attacked and killed while with colleagues going to church.


Const Michael Brannan, 26

Const John Frederick Smith, 25

Died 12 June 1921

Attacked and shot by three men who approached them in the street.


Const (Rtd) James Kane

Died 15 June 1921

Kidnapped and killed by the IRA after giving information to police.


Const Harold Round

Died 16 June 1921, aged 23

Reported missing in Co. Roscommon and presumed to have been killed.  


T/Cadet William A. H. Boyd, 21

T/Cadet Frederick E. Shorter, 21

Died 16 June 1921

Killed when a mobile patrol was blown up by IRA landmines.


Dist Insp Cyril Robert Mason

Died 16 June 1921 aged 25

Fatally wounded when he dropped his revolver which then discharged.


Const Frederick Pimm

Died 17 June 1921

Traffic accident cycling in London.


Const William Campbell

Died 17 June 1921, aged 21

Shot dead while off duty cycling alone between barracks.


Const Albert Bradford

Died 18 June 1921, aged 21

Killed in an IRA ambush on his patrol.


Const Albert Moore

Died 19 June 1921, aged 20

Accidentally shot in his RIC Barracks.


Const Edgar Ernest Day, 23

Sgt James Murren, 47

Died 22 June 1921

Killed when their patrol was ambushed near their barracks in Co. Galway.


Const George Henry S. Duckham

Died 23 June 1921, aged 21

Reported missing in Co. Cork having been abducted and killed by the IRA.


T/Cadet Leonard George Appleford, 27

T/Cadet George Gerald Wames, 29

Died 24 June 1921

Repeatedly shot by IRA gunmen who attacked them off duty.


Const Alex McDonald

Died 26 June 1921, aged 25

Reported missing in Co. Louth and presumed to have been killed.


T/Cadet William Frederick Hunt

Died 26 June 1921, aged 35

Attacked and shot dead whilst in his hotel having tea with his wife.


Const Thomas Shanley

Died 26 June 1921, aged 30

While returning from church he was attacked and shot dead.


Const Patrick Clarke

Died 27 June 1921, aged 42

Shot dead when ambushed as he went shopping from his barracks.


Const Owen Hoey

Died 29 June 1921, aged 23

Shot dead walking from home to the railway station in plain clothes.


Const (Rtd) Thomas Hannon

Died 29 June 1921 aged 38

A former constable, his body was found in a bog tied up and shot.


Const Joseph H. Bourke

Died 30 June 1921, aged 21

Shot dead as he stood at the front door of his barracks.


Const Joseph Shelsher

Died 1 July 1921, aged 23

Found shot in the head in the road  after going for a walk alone.

Posthumously  awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Const Thomas Higgins, 37

Const John King, 36

Died 1 July 1921

Abducted and shot dead when a patrol was ambushed by the IRA.


Sgt Andrew Johnstone

Died 2 July 1921, aged 28

Const William E. Hill

Died 3 July 1921, aged 20

Fatally shot when their patrol was ambushed while investigating a fire.


Const Francis Creedon

Died 2 July 1921, aged 41

Killed when his patrol was fired on by the IRA using a machine gun.


Const John Fitzgerald

Died 4 July 1921, aged 18

Shot and fatally wounded when attacked while off duty unarmed.  


Sgt Patrick Smyth

Died 5 July 1921 aged 46

Died from burns from a signal rocket.


Const James Connor

Died 7 July 1921, aged 24

Repeatedly shot and killed while out walking during a barracks attack.


Const Cyril F. H. Brewer

Died 7 July 1921, aged 26

Fatally wounded when attacked walking to lodgings with his family.


Sgt (Rtd) Anthony Foody

Died 7 July 1921 aged 48

Killed in revenge for two IRA dead just a few weeks after retirement.


Const James Glover

Died 7 July 1921, aged 31

Fatally shot returning to barracks when attacked by several gunmen.


Const Timothy Joseph Galvin

Died 8 July 1921, aged 26

Shot and fatally wounded on traffic control when attacked by four men.


Const James R. Hewitt

Died 8 July 1921, aged 29

Fatally wounded in an attack on a party of police bathing on the coast.


Const Frederick J. Cormer

Died 8 July 1921, aged 19

Fatally wounded when attacked by three armed men after shopping.


Const Thomas Conlon

Died 10 July 1921, aged 32

Shot dead while on mobile patrol at night when his vehicle was fired on.


Const Alfred G. Needham

Died 10 July 1921, aged 20

Fatally wounded when attacked in the street talking with his new wife.


Const James King

Died 11 July 1921, aged 44

Fatally shot cycling to his barracks on the day of the IRA truce.


Const Alexander Clarke

Died 11 July 1921, aged 52

Shot dead while going to his lodgings on the day of the truce.


Const Thomas Devine

Died 15 July 1921, aged 35

Fatally wounded when his patrol was ambushed at Kilraine.


Sgt James Butler

Died 19 July 1921, aged 46

Died of wounds after he was shot returning from church with his wife.


Const Michael Gorman

Died 2 December 1921, aged 45

Killed with a Special Constable during an attempted IRA prison breakout.


Sgt John Maher

Died 13 December 1921, aged 24

Fatally shot when attacked by four armed men six days after the truce.


Sgt Thomas Enright

Died 14 December 1921, aged 31

Attacked and killed while travelling off duty at Kilmallock.


Const Francis Hill

Died 19 January 1922, aged 32

Fatally shot leading a USC patrol when attacked by a group of men in Belfast.


Const Charles F. Ednie

Died 1 February 1922, aged 25

Killed in a gun battle between RIC men and an Irish Free State patrol.


Const William Gourley, 32

Const Frank Kershaw, 23

Died 3 February 1922

Shot dead leaving a public house.


Dist Insp Michael Keany

Died 11 February 1922, aged 54

Attacked and killed while out walking with his son.


Sgt Eugene Ahern

Died 15 February 1922 aged 51

Killed by the accidental discharge of a machine gun being unloaded.


T/Const Lauchlan McEdward

Died 17 February 1922 aged 20

Fatally shot while out walking when attacked by several gunmen.


Sgt John Cotter

Died 2 March 1922, aged 37

Shot and fatally wounded when attacked near his home.


H/Const Christopher Davis

Died 3 March 1922, aged 41

Const William Cummings

Died 7 March 1922, aged 25

Fatally wounded when their mobile police party was ambushed.


Const Dudley L. O`Sullivan

Died 9 March 1922, aged 27

Attacked and killed while out walking.


Const James Cullen, 23

Const Patrick J. O`Connor, 35

Died 10 March 1922

Fatally shot returning to barracks after being relieved from their post.


Sgt Christopher P. Clarke

Died 13 March 1922, aged 41

Fatally shot by an armed gang while returning from a funeral in Belfast.

Posthumously awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt Tobias Gibbons, 43

Sgt John Gilmartin, 48

Awaraded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.

Died 15 March 1922

Shot dead by four masked men as they lay ill in their hospital beds.


Sgt (Rtd) Arthur Gloster

Died 25 March 1922, aged 54

Retired for two years, he was shot dead in the street.


Sgt Patrick Joseph Early

Died 29 March 1922, aged 30

Shot dead with a Special Constable when IRA gunmen attacked a patrol.


Const George P. P. Turner

Died 1 April 1922, aged 40

Shot dead by a sniper while on patrol with Special Constables in Belfast.


Const (Rtd) Thomas Cranny

Died 3 April 1922, aged 31

Shot dead while at home in bed having recently been disbanded.


Sgt Edward McConnell

Died 8 April 1922, aged 26

Found shot dead while going to his barracks from a military dance.


Sgt John Bruin

Died 20 April 1922, aged 37

Fatally shot attempting to stop two armed men robbing a public house.


Sgt (Rtd) John Gunn

Died 24 April 1922 aged 53

Killed four days after disbandment following 33 years service.


Const Archibald Claude Bentley

Died 30 April 1922, aged 21

Killed in an ambush going to collect a clergyman for divine service.


Const John Harvey

Died 2 May 1922, aged 37

Shot dead when a large number of IRA gunmen attacked his barracks.


Sgt Frederick J. Frizelle

Died 4 May 1922, aged 40

Fatally shot with two USC Constables when IRA gunmen attacked a patrol.


Const John Collins

Died 18 May 1922, aged 49

Shot dead when IRA gunmen in police uniform attacked a barracks.


Const William Heaslip

Died 19 May 1922, aged 28

Shot dead during the arrest of two IRA gunmen for theft from a shop.


H/Const (Rtd) Joseph Ballantyne

Died 22 May 1922 aged 52

Shot dead when he entered his home having just been disbanded.


Const (Rtd) Timothy O`Leary

Died 23 May 1922, aged 29

Recently disbanded, he was with his aunt when abducted and killed.


Sgt (Rtd) James Greer, 61

Const (Rtd) Thomas Greer, 23

Died 27 May 1922

Father and son both shot and fatally wounded while together.


Sgt William Leech

Died 28 May 1922, aged 32

Fatally shot by 2 men who followed him from the railway station.


Const Henry O`Brien

Died 30 May 1922, aged 23

Shot and fatally wounded when fired on outside his barracks.


Sgt (Rtd) John Tehan

Died 28 June 1922, aged 41

Abducted and his body found later having been shot in the head.


Const (Rtd) John Cullen

Died 27 August 1922

Fatally shot when he refused entry to his home to armed men at night.


Const (Rtd) George Adam

Died 14 September 1922

Died from gunshot wounds received while serving in Co. Kildare in July 1921.


Const (Rtd) Patrick Clancy

Died 13 October 1922, aged 31

Fatally wounded when ambushed in the street in Cork by three gunmen.


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