On the 16th of September 1941 16 Irish Soldiers were killed when a mine they were training with exploded in the Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow. Fifteen Soldiers died instantly and another died later from wounds received. The sixteen Soldiers wre:
Lieutenant M. J. McLoughlin, Green Park Road, Rostrevor, Down.
2nd Lieutenant S Fennessy, Balltfermot, Chapelizod, Dublin.
2nd Lieutenant P. T. OíNeill, Dunceallaigh, Ferranferris, Cork
2nd Lieutenant J J Brereton, 3 Adelaide Terract, Summerhill, Cork
Sergeant T Stokes, 10 Oaklands Park, Sandymount, Dublin.
Gunner J Murphy, 57 Mount Drummond Square, Haroldís Cross, Dublin.
Gunner J McDonnell, 190 Carrow Road, North Crumlin, Dublin.
Corporal C Heffernan, Dublin Road, Kilbeggan
Corporal D Cleary, Ballinamuck, Dungarvan, Waterford.
Corporal J Taylor, 78 Ferguson Road, Drumcondra, Dublin.
Corporal E Kennedy, 4 Jonesís Road, Drumcondra, Dublin.
Company Sergeant P McMahon, 14 Usherís Island, Dublin.
Sergeant M Scullion, Lurtybrack, Letterkenny.
Gunner J Osborne, 38 Summerhill, Dublin.
Private J OíHagan, 14 Brookvale Road, Donnybrook, Dublin.
Died later in hospital from injuries received:
Corporal William Shannon, 14 Mayfield Terrace, Balinteer, Dundrum, County Dublin.
Sergeant T Stokes was the son of John J Stokes who fought at Bolandís Mills during the 1916 Rising. John J Stokes drowned while attempting to rescue a bather at Ringsend in June 1940.