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Stained Glass window in the Officers Mess in Collins Barracks in Cork. The window depicts three men who gave their lives for Irish Freedom. Wolfe Tone, Collins and Pearse. The window also records the dates of the various Irish Rebellions 1798, 1848, 1867, 1916 and 1949 to mark the declaration of the Irish Republic.


The information below is taken from various archives, we try to use original source documents whenever possible. We would always advise researching the archives yourself as many websites and authors rely on the ‘everybody knows’ version of history which, since many archives have become more accessible, has proved to be very unreliable.


There is a link to the Irish Military Archive on the link headed The Civil War in the left hand menu bar.  


25/04/1922

Shortly after midnight a party of four Officers left Custume Barracks Athlone and proceeded to the Royal Hotel Athlone where they commandeered a car. When they returned to the Barracks they found one Officer was missing. Brigade Officer Commanding George Adamson was one of three Officers who went to search for the missing man, the search party reached the house of Mr Bigley in the direction of Irishtown. A man was seen and challenged at the gate of the house, the man was ordered to raise his hands and when he failed to comply the search party were surrounded by a large group of armed men. The search party were ordered to raise their hands and were relieved of their weapons. One of the party of armed men approached Adamson and fired point-blank into his ear killing him instantly. A member of the IRA from 1919, George Adamson was a member of the Athlone Brigade Flying Column and served as Vice Brigade Officer Commanding Athlone Brigade IRA prior to joining Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. Prior to joining the IRA, he served with the British Army during the First World War and had received a Distinguished Conduct Medal while serving with that army.


26/04/1922
On Wednesday the 26th of April 1922 Deputy-Commandant Michael O’Neill of the 3rd Cork Brigade Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forceswas was shot dead at Ballygroman County Cork. The inquest into his death returned a verdict that he died from a bullet wound and that he was brutally murdered.


04/05/1922

On the evening of Thursday the 4th of May 1922 four soldiers of the Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed at Newtowncunningham County Donegal. At about 1pm Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces headquarters at Drumboo Castle received information on fighting in Buncrana. A force of about fifty Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces left in convoy and headed to the area of the fighting. As they went through the village of Newtowncunningham a man emerged from behind a wall and called on the National Troops to halt, almost immediately fire was opened on the National Troops from both sides of the road. The four soldiers were:

  • Corporal John McGinley from Ardsbeg.He was with the 1st Company, 2nd Northern Division, army number 5371, he was 23 years old.
  • Private Daniel McGill 1st Northern Division from Ardara, County Donegal. He was born in 1896 and during the War of Independence served with the Ardara Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Northern Division, I.R.A. He was employed as a farm labourer before joining Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces.

  • Private Edward Murray from Sion Mills, Strabane County Tyrone. Died on the 7th of May from wounds received, aged 23 years old. He was an Apprentice Mechanic before joining the Army.
  • Private Edward (Eddie) Gallagher from Burtonport, army number 47.

    He was a railway clerk before joining Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces and had served as quartermaster with the 1st Battalion, Northern Division, I.R.A. during the War of Independence.  He was a Private with the 1st Northern Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, when he was killed. 


05/06/1922.

On the 5th of June 1922 Private Michael King, E Company, 4th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 1st Western Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidently shot dead by Private Hennessy in Galway court house. He was employed as a farm labourer before joining the National Army.


27/06/1922

On Tuesday the 27th of June 1922 Sergeant W Brennan of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces stationed at Portobello Barracks Dublin was shot and fatally wounded in a gun battle with Anti Treaty forces O’Connell Parnell Street area. He had been shot in the hand and when he left a building to get treatment he was hit again in the abdomen. He was taken to Jervis Street hospital where he died at 1.42pm, cause of death was haemorrhage.

29/06/1922

James Walsh, Private, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, Service Number 34430. He was wounded in the forehead in the battle of the Four Courts he died later from his wounds in Jervis Street Hospital. He joined Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces on the 30th of May 1922. He was employed as a farm labourer before enlisting.


On Thursday the 29th of June Private James George Walsh, B Company, Dublin Guards, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead, he was stationed at the Bridewell which overlooks the rear of the Four Courts. He received a bullet wound to the head, he was taken to Jervis Street Hospital and succumbed to his wounds at about 4.30pm.


Sergeant Patrick Lowe, A Company, Dublin Guards,  Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in Caple Street. He was a former member of the Liverpool Company, Óglaigh na hÉireann/I.R.A. and also service with Fianna Eireann. His two brother James and Arthur Lowe also served in Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces.


29/06/1922

On Thursday the 29th of June Michael Vaughan, Staff Captain, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in an ambush at Leeson Street Bridge. A bomb was thrown and several shots fired at a car in which he was travelling. Before joined the Army he was the manager of Shelbourne Bar, Ringsend. 


29/06/1922

On the 5th of July 1922 Thomas Ruane Vice Brigadier East Mayo Brigade of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died as a result of wounds received when home on leave from Markree Castle, Sligo. According to eyewitnesses he was dragged from the house by five or six men and shot instantly by another who was waiting outside. The attack took place on the 29th of June. His brother James Ruane, who was a Captain with Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces and also at home at the time fired on the attackers mortally wounding one Captain Willie Moran of the Anti-Treaty forces, Moran died the next day from wounds received. Thomas Ruane had been a member of the Irish Volunteers from 1915 and had served terms of imprisonment in Dundalk Jail and Lincoln Jail in England.


30/06/1922
On Friday morning the 30th of June 1922 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed when Anti Treaty troops opened fire on shops and a hotel in Tralee County Kerry where Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces troops were billeted, the dead soldier was,
  • Patrick Sheehy, 21 years old and a native of Tralee.

01/07/1922

On Saturday the 1st of July 1922 an Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces soldier was shot dead in the Ballast Office, Westmoreland Street, Dublin, during fighting with Anti-Treaty forces. The dead soldier was Private Daniel Brennan, E Company, Kilkenny Brigade, aged about 19 years old at the time of his death.


01/07/1922

An Inquest held at the Richmond Hospital recorded the death of a Sergeant-Major in Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, the verdict was that he died of bullet wounds. Doctor Fitzsimons house surgeon at the Richmond Hospital told the inquest that death was due to a fractured skull. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday the 1st of July 1922 and died ten hours after admission. He was named as:

  • Sergeant-Major David Behan.

01/07/1922

On the 1st of July 1922 Private Joseph Steward, B Company, 2nd Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed at the Four Courts in Dublin. He is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery Dublin.


01/07/1922

David Bain (also referred to as Behan). 2nd Eastern Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He died on the 1st of July 1922 from wounds received on the 30th of June in the fighting against anti-Treaty Irregular forces at the Four Courts. He was employed by the American Oil Company, North Wall, Dublin before joining the army in March 1922. He served with the British Army Lance Corporal 5359 The Grenadier Guards and had served during WW1. He was 24 years old when he died.


02/07/1922

On the 2nd of July 1922 James Kealy a Cadet with Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in an ambush at Durrow Bridge County Laois. He was born in 1898 and was aged about 24 years old when he died. He had served with E Company, 4th Battalion, Laois Brigade during the War of Independence.


02/07/1922

On Sunday the 2nd of July 1922 in the town of Boyle, County Roscommon, Anti Treaty forces attacked the headquarters of National Forces which were situated in the Workhouse. The workhouse hospital, which contained patients, came under heavy fire from the Anti-Treaty forces. Brigadier-General Michael Dockery of the National Army went, under a white flag, to ask the Anti-Treat forces to stop shooting at the hospital. He was shot and mortally wounded by the Anti-Treaty forces.

Brigadier-General Michael Dockery was born on the 8th of March 1888 and was from Lisaclune, Elphin, County Roscommon. He served with the North Roscommon Brigade, I.R.A., during the War of Independence during which he was arrested in 1921 and charged in connection with the shooting of two RIC men at Keadue. He also took part in the burning of Income Tax Office documents and escaped from Boyle Military Barracks in 1921. He was employed as a farm labourer before joining the National Army.


02/07/1922

Joseph Stewart, Private, B Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Guard, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was from Scotland and had worked as a miner before joining Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was 19 years old and died on the 2nd of July from wounds received in the Battle of the Four Courts on the 1st of July.



05/07/1922
On Wednesday the 5th of July 1922 the following soldiers was killed on 5 July 1922 in Francis Street, Dublin
  • Sergeant John FitzSimons of the Quartermaster’s Staff Portobello Barracks who lived at Newcomen Street, North Strand, Dublin.

06/07/1922

Sergeant Francis Balfe of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot and killed on either the 2nd or the 6th of July 1922 in Boyle County Roscommon. He was born in 1896 and had worked as a mechanic before joining the army.


06/07/1922

On the 6th of July the following soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died from a gunshot wound to the head received at Vicar Street, Dublin.

  • Adjutant John Keenan C Company, Dublin Guards of 10 South Earl Street off Meath Street Dublin.

06/07/1922
The funerals of six soldiers killed in the past week took place at Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday the 6th of July 1922, the men, who were buried with full military honours were:
  • Captain Luke Condron, died on the 2nd of July 1922. Died from wounds received when attacked by Anti-Treaty I.R.A. on the South Circular Road Dublin. He fought in the Four Courts during the 1916 Rising.
  • Private Richard Reid died on the 1st of July 1922
  • Private Thomas Hogan died on the 30 of June 1922, a native of County Carlow who was killed in an ambush at Aughnagan County Wexford, he was 22 years old.
  • Private Patrick McGarry died on the 29th of June 1922
  • James Walsh died on the 30th of June 1922

07/07/1922
On the 6th of July 1922 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in a gun battle with Anti Treaty forces near Blessington County Wicklow. The dead soldier was.
  • Private Patrick Smyth, aged 19 and from Sarsfield Street Sallynoggin County Dublin. He served with the 1st Battalion 2nd Brigade Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He is buried in Dean’s grange Cemetery, his grave has no headstone. He died in Saint Vincent's Hospital on the 7th of July.

07/07/1922

On the 7th of July 1922 Private Patrick Smith, aged 23 of the 1st Battalion. D Company, South Dublin Brigade. Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces of 9 Sarsfield Street, Sallynoggin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin was killed at Brittas County Wicklow. He is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin.


08/07/1922
On Saturday the 8th of July 1922 a Sergeant of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died in Jervis Street Hospital after being admitted there on Monday the 3rd of July suffering from gunshot wounds. He was named as:
  • Sergeant John Kennedy of the Southern Division stationed at Portobello barracks, he was married and aged 24.


08/07/1922

On the 8th of July 1922 Private Thomas Murphy Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed at Emly, County Tipperary in an exchange of fire between the National Army patrol of which he was a member and a party of Anti-Treaty IRA. He joined the national Army on the 7th of April 1922 and was from County Limerick.


11/07/1922

On Tuesday the 11th of July 1922 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died in Lifford Hospital, Lifford, County Donegal from wounds received in an ambush earlier that day at Drumkeen County Donegal. The soldier was named as:


  • Private Charles McGinley, he was unmarried, aged 23 and had served in Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces for nine months. Army service number 22744. He was a member of the Transport Unit, 1st Northern Division, 2nd Donegal Brigade.


12/07/1922
Two soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were ambushed in the hills above Sugnagillow County Donegal by a group of men one of whom was dressed as a priest. The two dead soldiers were named as:
  • Private James Scanlon
  • Corporal Albert Devine.

13/07/1922

On the 13th of July three soldiers of  Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed in an ambush at Dooney Rock County Sligo. The Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces troops were on their way to relieve the Garrison at Markree, they were ambushed about two miles from Sligo. 


  • Sean Adair, Commandant, 3rd Western Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. Seán Adair had been a member of Fianna Éireann from 1917 and served as Brigade Quartermaster with the Scottish Brigade IRA during the War of Independence. In May 1921 he was arrested and sentenced to death for his role in the attempted rescue of Frank Carty in Glasgow. Released in December 1921, he re-joined the IRA and subsequently joined Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces during 1922. The Anti-Treaty forces that ambushed Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were led by Frank Carty.


  • Patrick Callaghan (O’Callaghan) Commandant 1st Battalion, Western Command, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He had fought during the War of Independence serving as Column Officer Commanding, Clonbroney Company, Longford Brigade, Irish Republican Army. He joined the I.R.A. in 1917. He died instantly from bullet wounds.


  • John Sweeney Private 3rd Western Division Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was mortally wounded during the ambush and died two days later on the 15th of July. He joined Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces in April or May 1922.


Some later reports on the ambush suggest four Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces soldiers were killed in the ambush but so far I have only been able to confirm three. It is possible the fourth might be George Dowd who was taken prisoner at the Dooney Rock ambush and held prisoner at an island in Clew Bay before he was rescued, he was killed in a shooting accident at Westport Barracks on the 13th of November 1922.



14/07/1922

On the 14th of July 1922 Captain William Browne died in Derry Infirmary from wounds received on the 11th of July at Kilderry, Muff, County Donegal. Captain Browne was attached to Buncrana Garrison when with another officer he took a party of men to search a district close to the Derry border. On entering an area where a number of Irregulars were supposed to be hiding the other officer took a party of men to search a number of building, Captain Browne remained at the road. Fire was opened by a number of irregulars from a nearby wood, Captain Browne was hit several time and mortally wounded, and he was removed to Derry Infirmary where he died from his wounds on the 14th of July.

15/07/1922
On Saturday the 15th of July 1922 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead in an ambush in the town of Gort County Galway, the soldier was named as:
  • Private Patrick Greaney, aged 21 from Furbough Spiddal, County Galway.


15/07/1922

On the 15th of July 1922 during an attack by Anti-Treaty I.R.A. on the Barracks in Kilrush County Clare which was held by Free State Troops Patrick O’Dea was Killed in Action.



17/07/1922
On Monday morning the 17th of July 1922 the funeral of the above Private Patrick Greanry was ambushed a well known local member of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed, he was:
  • Battalion Commandant Rooney.

19/07/1922
On Wednesday the 19th of July 1922 1922 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed when as part of a patrol of eight men patrolling Ballinasloe County Galway they were ambushed by a large force. The soldier was seriously injured and died later in the mater Hospital Dublin, his name was:
  • Private James Hartigan aged 19 of Moymore, Ennistymon, County Clare.

21/07/1922

On the 21st of July 1922 Private William Joseph Philips 28524, Dublin Guards, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was died as a result of a bullet wound  received at Killaloe, County Clare. It is recorded on record that he was Killed in Action and Died as a result of a ahooting accident.


22/07/1922

On Saturday the 22nd of July 1922 Private Thomas O’Connor of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died in hospital from injuries received when he accidently discharged his own rifle. Sergeant Murphy, barrack quarter master told the inquest into O’Connor’s death that he was sergeant of a party which was sent out of Beggars’ Bush Barracks on the evening of July the 17th in a Lancia car for the purpose of raiding premises in Dublin city. When they returned to Beggars’ Bush Barracks and the car came to a halt O’Connor went towards the door with the intent of opening it, his rifle struck the door and a shot was discharged, O’Connor fell forward the bullet having struck him in the head. O’Connor was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital but despite valiant efforts of the Hospital he died on the morning of the 22nd.

24/07/1922
On Saturday the 22nd of July 1922 Private John O’Hara of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead in an altercation with another soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces Private Byrne B Company 2nd Battalion on Abbey Street Dublin. O’Hara and another soldier private John Cooke went to Butt Bar where they heard two shots, when they entered the premises they found Byrne brandishing a revolver, they managed to get him to put away the revolver but later met Byrne again in Abbey Street again waving his revolver about. O’Hara attempted to disarm Byrne but during the struggle Byrne discharged the revolver and O’Hara fell mortally wounded in the abdomen. O’Hara died two days later on Monday the 24th of July 1922.

24/07/1922
It was reported on Monday the 24th of July 1922 that two soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree which had been felled across the road in Galway. The two soldiers were:
  • Private Burke who was killed outright in the impact.
  • Private Hanniffy who died later in hospital from his injuries.

27/07/1922
On the 27th of July 1922 a young soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died in St. Vincent’s hospitals from wounds received when part of a group escorting prisoners by train from Wexford to Dublin, the train was ambushed at Killuran County Wexford. The soldier was named as:
  • Private Michael Campion aged 17 of Wellington Barracks and 9 Nicholas Avenue, Church Street Dublin.

July 1922

In July 1922 Private Matthew Pender was killed while defending Ferns Military Barracks. He was married with two children and living in Athy County Kildare.  


31/07/1922
On Monday the 31st of July 1922 an Inquest returned verdicts on the deaths of two soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, the men died in an ambush Bracklong near Newport County Mayo. The two men were :
  • Sergeant Lally.
  • Private Dicie.



03/08/1922
On the 3rd of August 1922 3 soldiers with Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed at the junction of Rock Street and Pembroke Street Tralee County Kerry. The soldiers were,
  • Frederick Gillespie aged 23 a member of the Dublin Guard and from North Circular Road Dublin, he is buried in the Irish Army plot in Glasnevin cemetery Dublin.
  • Private John Kenny, aged 19, served with the Dublin Guards and came from Coombe Street Dublin.
  • James O'Connor of the Dublin Guard, he was from Summerhill Dublin.
  • Also killed on the same day was Private Thomas Larkin aged 27, served with the Dublin Guard and came from Howth County Dublin, he died on Castle Street, Tralee.
  • 03/08/1922
    The Freeman’s Journal reported that 3 soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed on the 3rd of August 1922 on Pembroke Street, Tralee, County Kerry. The soldiers were,
    • William D. Carson aged 19 and a native of Belfast.
    • Corporal Michael Farrell aged 27 from James Street Dublin.
    • Private Patrick Harding, aged 19, Army Medical Service and from James Street Dublin.

    04/08/1922
    On Friday the 4th of August 1922 three soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed, they had gone in a car escorted by a lorry to investigate the location of a mine when the car they were travelling in was hit by a mine one soldier was killed instantly and another two when they left the scene and were ambushed by a large group of Anti Treaty troops. The dead men were:
    • Private Grace, killed in the mine explosion. He had served with the British Army during WW1.
    • Commandant Austin MacCurtain, killed in the subsequent Ambush. He was the son of W F MacCurtain a hardware merchant of Castle Street Nenagh, his brother was serving a ten year prison sentence in Peterhead prison for having arms in his possession in Belfast. He also served as Quartermaster and Intelligence Officer in the North Tipperary Flying Column during the War of Independence.
    • Commandant J Collison, killed in the subsequent Ambush, he was from Roscrea. Collison was commander of the North Tipperary Flying Column during the War of Independence and led many daring raids against the British.

    Other senior Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces officers wounded in the ambush included:

    • Captain Powell, he had seen service with the British Army during WW1 and had joined the I.R.A. on leaving the British Army. The first major fight of the War of Independence was in County Clare and he also served with the North Tipperary Column.
    • Brigadier Gray, he saw service with the British Army during WW1 and had fought during the 1916 Rising.

    04/08/1922

    On the 4th of August Private Robert Barry, 3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, 4th Cork Brigade, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in action at Killmallock Hill, Killmallock, County Limerick when fighting against Irregular Forces. He was born on the 25th of December 1904 and was a native of Cork, he enlisted with the National Army on the 10th April 1922 at Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin.


    05/08/1922

    On the 5th of August 1922 a National Army soldier was shot dead at Ballymacthomas in County Kerry, the soldier had only joined the National Army the day before. He was married with two sons a daughter and a stepdaughter. He served with the British Army during WW1 as a Private in the Leinster Regiment, service number 5667.


    • Private Michael Purcell a native of Tralee County Kerry.

    06/08/1922
    On Sunday the 6th of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army was shot dead in an ambush near Castleisland County Kerry.The soldier was named as:
    • Captain Brian Houlihan from Kenmare County Kerry.

    08/08/1922

    Peter McGarrity, Private, 1st Eastern Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was accidently shot while travelling passed the Four Courts in a motor car. He was travelling to an arranged interview with the Commissioner for the purpose of joining the Civic Guards. He was a former constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary. He was 22 years old and a Roman Catholic.


    09/08/1922
    On August the 9th 1922 a Soldier of the National Army was shot dead during an ambush at Ferrycarrig, County Wexford.
    • Private Edward McEvoy.
    11/08/1922
    On Friday the 11th of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army was shot dead on the steps of his Father’s house in Ballina County Mayo. Two soldiers of the national Army were involved in an altercation with the deceased, Sergeant Kavanagh, was arrested in connection with the shooting and Private Fagan, the man who fired the fatal shot, is being sought. The soldier was named as:
    • Lieutenant Moran.

    14/08/1922

    On the 14th of August 1922 Patrick McGowan, Private, Clones Company, Monaghan Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead at Dundalk Barracks when the Barracks were attacked by Irregulars. He serve during the War of Independence joining the I.R.A. in 1917. He was employed as a farm labourer before joining the National Army.


    16/08/1922
    On Wednesday the 16 of August 1922 three soldiers of the National Army were killed at Wooodroofe Demesne about four miles outside Clonmel County Waterford. The three soldiers were named as:
    • Private Cornelius Roche, Cahir, County Tipperary.
    • Private Bergin, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny.
    • Corporal Fogarty, Templemore, County Tipperary.

    19/08/1922

    On Saturday the 19th of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army was shot dead while visiting his uncle at Mullinahone County Tipperary. The dead man was named as:
    • Edward Grace, aged 18, from Mullinahone.

    19/08/1922
    A soldier of the National Army was killed in an ambush when a party of Troops marching near Listowel County Kerry on Friday the 19th of August 1922.
    • Private John Quane a native of Meleek County Clare.

    20/08/1922
    On the 20th of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed when the car he was travelling in was ambushed in Blessington County Wicklow, four of the other five Free State soldiers travelling in the car were injured. The soldier was,
    • Private Peter ‘Peadar’ Kenny aged 24 and from Glasthuel Dun Laoghaire County Dublin.

    20/08/1922

    Private Patrick Corcoran service number 34434 of the National Army died on the 20th of August in the South Infirmary, Cork from wounds received near Macroom County Cork on the 10th of August 1922. It was reported he died from a dum-dum bullet wound to the right leg. He had been a member of the British Army for two years before joining the National Army.


    21/08/1922
    The Irish Times reported the death of a National Army soldier on the 21st of August 1922. The report stated that the soldier died of wounds received in action while serving in Castleisland County Kerry. The dead man was,
    • Sergeant Michael Daly a native of Dublin.

    22/08/1922

    On the 22nd of August 1922 Private Patrick Comber (Comer) a driver with Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot while driving a Red Cross Ambulance containing two military patients from Kildysart Military Post to the County Infirmary in Ennis County Clare. About five miles from Ennis the Ambulance was ambushed by Irregulars. Comber received a wound to the shoulder and lung, he died the next morning.


    22/08/1922
    On Tuesday the 22nd of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed when Anti Treaty forces attacked a convoy about to leave Ballymullen Barracks County Kerry. The convoy was escorting a large group of prisoners, it is suspected the Anti Treaty forces were unaware the convoy contained prisoners. The dead soldier was,
    • Private John Galworth aged 25 and from Innisboffin County Galway.

    22/08/1922

    On Tuesday the 22nd of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed in an Ambush in Béal na mBláth County Cork.
    • General Michael Collins, he was 31 years old and a native of Cork.

    23/08/1922
    On the 23rd of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army died from wounds received the previous day while taking part in a raid on a house held by Anti Treaty forces at Kilcummin County Kerry. The soldier was,
    • Private Thomas Kavanagh from North Circular Road Dublin.

    24/08/1922

     

    On the 24th of August 1922 2 soldiers of the National Army died accidently when a grenade exploded, the incident happened at Ballymullen, Tralee, County Kerry. It was stated then Private Beatty walked into a White’s public house carrying a bomb when Lieutenant McMahon tried to take the bomb from him it exploded killing both men.

    • Lieutenant  Timothy McMahon, 1st Western Division

    • Private John Beatty, 1st Western Division, he was a native of Lettermore County Galway.


    25/08/1922
    On Tuesday the 25th of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army was shot dead while attempting to extinguish a fire at the Shortcourse Police barracks in Waterford. He was shot in the back by a heavy calibre revolver. He was named as:
    • Lieutenant-Commander Edward O’Brien, 21 years old and a native of Waterford.

    26/08/1922
    On the morning of Saturday the 26th of August two soldiers of the National Army were killed when ambushed while travelling in a convoy of two tenders from Nenagh to Limerick. The dead soldiers were named as:
    • Private O’Callaghan.
    • Private Kelly
    Both men were from Limerick.

    26/08/1922
    On the 26th of August 1922 a young Free State soldier was shot dead in an ambush by Anti Treaty troops at Glasson Athlone County Westmeath. Lieutenant John McCormack, aged 16, was travelling in a car with other Free State Officers, as the car passed a hay filled cart fire was opened up on the car and McCormack was hit and mortally wounded.


    27/08/1922

    On Sunday the 27th of August 1922 two off duty soldiers took a boat trip to Innisfallen, when they reached the pier at Innisfallen both were shot dead by a sniper. The killings raised considerable local disgust with the Anti-Treaty snipers responsible as both National Army soldiers were unarmed and although in uniform both men were wearing large Red-Cross armbands. The two soldiers were:

    • Private Cecil Fitzgerald, Red Cross, , 1st Western Division, Army Number 12617. He was 18 years and eight months old at the time of his death and a native of Ballinderreen, Kilcolgan County Galway. He joined the British Army in January 1921 and was released in December 1921 on account of his age. He joined the National Army in May 1922.

    • Private Joseph O’Meara, Army Medical Service, 1st Western Division, Army Number 57188 . 20 years old and a native Corr, Ballycrissane, Ballinasloe County Galway.


    27/08/1922
    On Sunday the 27th of August 1922 two soldiers of the National Army were killed when a Lorry they were travelling in was blown up by a mine on the road. The incident happened near Bushfield County Tipperary. The two soldiers killed were named as:
    • Private Casey
    • Private O’Callaghan

    27/08/1922

    On the 27th of August Lieutenant Cyril Lee died when as leader of a party of National Army soldiers they were ambushed at Clondrohid County Cork. He had served with the British Army for twelve years before joining the National Army. He died several hours after receiving a bullet wound to the head.


    27/08/1922

    On the 27th of August Captain Hugh Thornton, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, was killed by Anti-Treaty troops on Sunday the 27th of August 1922 while travelling through Clonakilty County Cork. He was travelling in a Lancia car when ambushed. His body was returned to Dublin in the Steamship Minerva leaving Cork at 6pm on Wednesday the 30th of August arriving in Dublin about 11am on Thursday the 31st. The body was removed to Portobello Barracks and subsequently to Rathmines Roman Catholic Church. Captain Thornton was buried in the Irish Army plot at Glasnevin cemetery on Friday the 1st September. He was Captain in the 2nd Battalion, Dublin Guards. He fought during the 1916 Rising as part of the G.P.O. garrison, he was a member of the Liverpool Company, Irish Volunteers.


    28/08/1922
    On Monday the 28 of August 1922 a column of National Troops travelling from Killorglin to Tralee were ambushed on five occasions. Two National Army Troops were killed.
    • Captain James Burke from Dunmanway County Cork was killed at Castlemaine.
    • Private Connors from Ennistymon county Clare was killed at Ballyseedy near Tralee

    Captain Burke is buried in the old graveyard off the Kilbarry Road in Dunmanway.

    The inscription on the headstone reads:

    In Affectionate memory of Capt. Timothy P. Jim Burke of Dunmanway who was killed at Castlemaine Co. Kerry 28th of August 1922 R.I.P. Erected by Officers and Men of the 1st Western Division Free State Army.


    28/08/1922
    On Sunday the 27 of August 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed in an Ambush a short distance from Newport County Mayo. He was seriously wounded in the neck and died in Castlebar County Infirmary in the early hours of Monday morning, the dead soldier was named as:
    • Sergeant Charles Sullivan aged 23 and from Bangor Erris County Mayo. He resigned from the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1919 and joined the Binghamstown Company 7th Battalion, North Mayo Brigade I.R.A. He was a Sergeant with the 4th Western Division Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces and the time of his death.


    29/08/1922

    An Officer of the National Army was killed and another seriously injured in an attack when they were driving near Tullamore County Offaly on Tuesday 29th of August 1922. A small party of National Army were travelling in a motor car when attacked by about fifty Irregulars. The dead officer was named as:


    • Lieutenant Matthew Cullen was from Portarlington County Laois. 3rd Southern Division Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was employed at Russels Sawmills before joining the Army.



    30/08/1922
    On Wednesday the 30th of August 1922 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was fatally wounded when as part of a patrol of 12 men travelling in a Crossley Tender and a Lancia car the Crossley Tender was blown up by a mine placed on the road. The Patrol were proceeding from Cork to Fermoy when at Watergrass Hill about seven miles from Cork the mine exploded under the Crossley Tender. The Crossley Tender was badly damaged. The dead soldier was named:

    • Volunteer Cuddell, he had been posted to Cork on the previous Tuesday and was part of the Motor Transport Section based in Wellington Barracks Dublin.

    31/08/1922
    On the night of Thursday the 31st of August 3 unarmed soldiers of the National Army were shot at when they were ambushed in Glasson Village near Athlone. The three soldiers were in civilian clothes. One soldier died from wounds received during the attach, he was named as.
    • Commandant McCormack of the Brigade Staff, Castle Barracks, Athlone, he was a native of Moste County Dublin.

    01/09/1922
    On Friday the 1st of September 1922 while recovering the wreckage of a National Army lorry destroyed in an earlier ambush two soldiers of the National Army were killed when ambushed on their return journey in the Watergrasshill District County Cork. The recovery party left Cork in a Lancia car and a lorry. While making their return journey the driver of the leading car noticed a bump in the road which concealed a land-mine, as a soldier was examining the mine it exploded hurling him into the ditch, he had an amazing escape suffering only minor injuries. Immediately after the explosion heavy fire was opened on the National Troops who vigorously returned fire. The ambushers beat a hasty retreat but during the exchange of fire two of the National Army troops were mortally wounded. The two dead men were,
    • Private Ward Number 1 Company 1st Dublin Brigade who was struck on the head and died shortly after.
    • Driver Richard (Dick) Kearns, aged 26 and married with two children. Private Kearns was born in Dublin and had served in WW1 as a Lance Corporal with the Dublin Fusiliers. Kerns suffered a serious head wound and died later in Cork.

    01/09/1922

    On the 1st of September 1922 Private Michael Francis Behan of the National Army was killed in action in at the Cork City Club Cork.  Behan was 21 years old when he died and was a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis, a number of the order attended Behan’s funeral and assisted in carrying his remains to the grave . He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.  He was  a native of Dublin and lived at 17 Saint Paul's Street, Dublin.


    02/09/1922

    On the 2nd of September 1922 Sergeant Robert Hempenstall died as a result of a bullet wound received accidently at Newcastle West, County Limerick. Sergeant Hempenstall was a member of the Dublin Guard Army Service Number 1069,he was 25 years old at the time of his death and was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin.


    02/09/1922

    Private Stephen Cockley, 30347, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He died from accidental gunshot wounds on the 20th of August 1922 or the 2nd of September 1922. Reported on file that a rifle was accidentally discharged by a Private Toole in the Town Hall, Ballinrobe, County Mayo. Stephen Coakley was attested to the National Forces on 3 August 1922. He was employed as a farm labourer before joining the army.


    05/09/1922
    On Tuesday the 5th of September 1922 a soldier of the National Army was shot dead, in Barrack Street Cork, he had only left his home where he was visiting his wife and child when the attack took place. The soldier was named as:
    • Denis McCarthy, aged 22 and from Barrack Street Cork.

    05/09/1922

    On Tuesday the 5th of September 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed when a large group numbering between 200 and 300 attacked the National Army barracks at Carrickmacross County Monaghan. The dead soldier was named as:

    Sergeant Patrick McCabe, 5 Northern Division (Volunteer Reserve), Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, he was a native of Bawn County Monaghan. He served with the I.R.A. during the War of Independence with the Bawn Company, Carrickmacross Battalion (5th Battalion) Óglaigh na hÉireann/I.R.A. He was employed as a postman before joining the National Army.


    05/09/1922
    On Tuesday the 5th of September 1922 the funerals took place in Dublin of two soldier killed in the fighting in Cork. The soldier who were interred in the Army Plot in Glasnevin Cemetery were:
    • Private Nicholas War of Dublin.
    • Private Thomas Conway of Dublin.

    14/09/1922

    On the 14th of September Brigadier General Michael Joseph Ring Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in action in the Ox Mountains area near Bonniconlon between Ballina and Tubbercurry on the border between counties Mayo and Sligo. He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1914 serving as Company Captain of the Westport Company, May Brigade. Although mobilised for the Rising he saw no active service. From 1917 to the end of the War of Independence on the 11th of July 1921 he served as Battalion Officer Commanding, 3rd Battalion, Mayo Brigade I.R.A. and with the West Mayo Brigade Active Service Unit (Flying Column). He joined the Gárda Síochána from that force’s inception in February 1922. Following the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the National Army.


    15/09/1922

    Private 52480 Patrick McBreen died as a result of wounds received in a grenade attack while on foot patrol on Church Street, Dundalk, County Louth.  Patrick McBreen served with the Irish Volunteers and IRA (Carrickallen Battalion, Knockbride East Company, Cavan Brigade) prior to joining the National Army on 1 April 1922. His funeral took place at East Knockbride on Sunday 17th Sep.


                                                                          16/09/1922
    On the 16th of September 1922 six soldiers of the National Army were killed while attempting to overcome an Anti Treaty stronghold between Bangor Erris and Ballina County Mayo. The four soldiers who died were:

    • Captain Healy, Foxford, shot in the head.
    • Lieutenant W. J. Gill, Ballinalee, shot in the head.
    • Private Sean Higgins, Foxford, shot through the heart.
    • Private Thomas Ball, Dublin, shot in the head.
    As the battle progressed a further two soldiers of the National Army were killed, these two soldiers were:
    • Sergeant-Major Edward Crabbe, from Galway, who was killed by an explosive bullet.
    • Private Patrick Bray, killed by an explosive bullet.

    There are various different accounts of the event, some state the National Army were attempting to capture local Anti-Treaty I.R.A. leader Michael Kilroy while other reports state they were ambushed by Michael Kilroy.



    16/09/1922
    On Saturday the 16th of September 1922 seven soldiers of the National Army were killed when a mine exploded in the road at Carrigaphooca near Macroom County Cork. The seven men were:
    • Coronal-Commandant Thomas Kehoe (Keogh), General Headquarters, late of the Dublin Brigade Engineering Department. He fought during the 1916 Rising and was part of the Garrison at Jacob's Biscuit Factory, Bishop Street, Dublin, he was a member of E Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade. During the War of Independence he served with the Active Service Unit General Headquarters (The Squad).

    • Captain Dan O’Brien 1st Midland Division, Castle View, Macroom, County Cork.
    • Sergeant William Murphy, Esker, Ballinalee, County Longford.
    • Private Conway Ralph.
    • Private Patrick O’Rourke Macroom Reserves.
    • Private Tom Manning Macroom County Cork.
    • Private John Riordan Macroom County Cork.

    A memorial to the men erected between Macroom to Baile Mhuirne, Carrigaphhoca.



    17/09/1922
    On Sunday the 17th of September 1922 three National Army soldiers were shot dead on their way to Mass, the ambush took place about seven miles from Nenagh County Tipperary at Boher Church.
    • Private John Lynn a married man from Glasgow was killed outright in the ambush. Prior to joining the National Army John Lynn served with the Scottish Brigade of the IRA in Glasgow.

    • John Moore, Private, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. Born in 1902, aged about 20 years old at the time of his death. He was employed as a labourer before joining the National Army. He died later the same day in Nenagh Hospital from wounds received.


    • Patrick Keogh, Corporal, service number 9615, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was from Rathleash, Portarlington Co. Laois and had served with the 5th Battalion, Laois Brigade, Irish Volunteers I.R.A. since 1918. He was employed at Russels Sawmills in Portarlington before joining the National Army. He died from wounds about nine hours after the shooting.


    18/09/1922
    On Monday the 18th of September 1922 the funeral took place of two soldiers of the National Army.
    • Private James McCann from Glasgow, who was killed in Cork.
    • Private Francis (Frank) Derham aged 18 from 65 North King Street Dublin. Derham was accidently shot in Harcourt Street Station guardroom by Private Michael Caffrey, Caffrey was attempting to free a jammed bolt on his rifle when the rifle accidentally discharged hitting Derham in the foot. The Coroner at the inquest remarked on the frequency at which soldiers were dying due to accidents with firearms.

    09/09/1922

    On Saturday the 9th of September 1922 brothers John and Thomas O’Connor were killed in action in Kenmare, County Kerry during a fierce battle as several hundred Anti-Treaty Irregulars took over the town. The two brother, both officers in the national Army, were killed in an attack on their home. Both brothers were asleep when the house was raided at about 6am.

    • Brigadier Thomas O’Connor, 2nd Kerry Brigade, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was born on the 3rd of March 1902. He served throughout the War of independence.
    • Captain John O’Connor, 2nd Kerry Brigade, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was born on the 1st of June 1896. He served with the I.R.A. throughout the War of Independence.


    22/09/1922
    On Friday the 22nd of September 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed when a bomb was thrown on Eden Quay Dublin. The soldier died from a shrapnel wound to the head. The soldier was named as:
    • Private James Kennedy, 69 Merchant’s Cottages, East Road, Dublin.

    23/09/1922
    A soldier of the National Army was shot dead on the night of the 23rd of September 1922. Owen Sherlock was a cook with the National Army and was unarmed when he was shot, he was a native of Clarnagh County Monaghan.

    23/09/1922
    The deaths of two national Army soldiers were reported in The Irish Times on Saturday September the 23rd 1922.
    • Private Lydon, Dublin Guards attached to the Army Medical Corps was killed in an ambush at Blennerville County Kerry, he was travelling with some patients to catch the boat to Dublin.
    • Driver Michael Magee, Dublin guards, was killed in an ambush at Dysert near Castleisland County Kerry.

    24/09/1922

    On the 24th of September 1922 Private J Looney of the National Army died accidently when his firearm was accidently discharged at Killorglin Barracks County Kerry. Looney was a native of Dublin.


    27/09/1922
    On Wednesday the 27th of September 1922 two soldiers of the National Army were killed in Brennan’s Glen between Farranfore and Killarney County Kerry. The ambush took place as they passed over Glen Bridge. The two soldiers were:
    • Private Hannon from Belfast.
    • Private John Martin from Dundalk.

    28/09/1922

    (image Paul Miller)
    On the 28th of September 1922 a Sergeant of the National Army was shot dead by Anti Treaty soldiers outside the Court House in Rathmore County Kerry. He was,
    • Sergeant Edward (Eddy) Noone of the Dublin Guard and a native of Dublin.
    Four other soldiers of the National Army were wounded in the same attack, all the soldiers were off-duty at the time of the attack in which a Lewis-Machinegun was fired at them. He is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, both reports at the time of his death and his headstone record his death as the 28th but his memorial card records the date as the 29th.

    30/09/1922

    On the 30th of September 1922 William Purcell a Private in the National was accidentally shot dead by another member of the National Army at Templemore, County Tipperary. He was 16 years old.


    03/10/1922
    It was reported in the Irish Time on Tuesday the 3rd of October a soldier of the National Army was killed when the troops from the National Army went investigate reports of a ambush being set up at Woodrooffe County Tipperary. The dead soldier was named as:
    • Private Hanley of Cashel.

    06/10/1922
    On Friday the 6th of October 1922 a soldier of the National Army was shot dead when Anti Treaty forces attacked the North Signal Box at Sallins Railway Station, County Kildare. Anti Treaty forces were cutting phone and telegraph lines near the Signal Box when they were surprised by a patrol of National Army troops, in the ensuing exchange of fire one soldier of the National Army was killed, he was:
    • Private Crampton a native of Naas and a member of the Local Reserves.

    08/10/1922


    Sean (Johnny) Hunter

    On the 8th of October 1922 Sergeant Major Sean (John) Hunter Motor Transport Corps died from wounds accidently received on the 6th of October. Sean Hunter died as a result of accidental shooting while serving with the National Army he was accidentally shot by a Lieutenant Teeling. A Posthumous award of a Service (1917-1921) Medal with Bar for Sean Hunter was presented to his sister Christina Crothers nee Hunter. During the War of Independence Sean Hunter took part in attacks on British forces at Brunswick Street, and Pearse Street (Westland Row) and on Bloody Sunday 21st of November 1920.



    09/10/1922
    On Monday the 9th of October 1922 the body of a man was found on the roadside near Newtownbarry County Wexford. He died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head, the dead man was named as:
    • Lieutenant Ignatius Redmond, aged 25, unmarried and from Newtownbarry, he had joined the National Army 2 months before the incident.

    10/10/1922
    On Tuesday the 10th of October 1922 an Officer of the National Army was killed in an ambush when travelling in a Crosaley Tender between Clonmel and Cahir County Waterford. The dead officer was named as:
    • Captain Walshe.

    10/10/1922
    On Tuesday the 10th of October 1922 three soldier of the National Army were killed when Anti Treaty prisoners attempted a break-out from Mountjoy Jail Dublin. The three soldiers were named as:
    • Private Thomas Gaffney.
    • Private James Gallagher Dublin Guard army number 56568. He had served with the North Irish Horse and the Royal Cycle Corps in the British armed forces prior to joining the National Army.
    • Private James Kearns Military Police.

    10/10/1922
    On Tuesday the 10th of October 1922 two officers of the National Army were fired on as they left the Cathedral in Enniscorthy County Wexford. One of the officers Captain Peter Doyle died as a result of wounds received. The two officer had left the grounds of the Cathedral and were about twenty yards down the road when two men opened fire on them. Several members of the public were wounded when they were assisting the two officers, a National Army lorry arriving at the scene was fired on and the civilians were hit in the crossfire.

    11/10/1922
    On the 11th of October 1922 two soldiers of the national Army were killed in an ambushed when marching between Dunmanway and Clonakilty County Cork. The two men were mortally wounded in the attack and died later that day in Dunmanway Hospital. The two men were names as:
    • Private Hayes of Clonakilty.
    • Private Byrne a machine gunner.

    12/10/1922

    On the 12th of October 1922 Private John Murray of the National Army at the Military Hospital Athlone from the effects of a gunshot wound accidentally received by him at Custume Barracks, Athlone on the 10th of October 1922. He was a member of “E” Company 1st Battalion. He was shot in the right side of his chest the bullet penetrating his lung.


    13/10/1922

    On the 13th of October 1922 a officer of the National Army died as a result of wounds received when he was shot in an ambush on the Killarney Rathmore road. The officer was,

    • Captain John Young of the Dublin Guard, he was a native of Dublin.

    13/10/1922

    On Friday the 13th of October 1922 while clearing an obstruction from the road at Duagh Village County Kerry which was blocking a convoy of National Troops which included the National Army Officer Commanding the Kerry Limerick area Sergeant John Browne was shot dead, Browne was 28 years old and from Effin County Limerick.


    On the 13th of October 1922 Private James Byrne of the 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, National Army was shot dead in the same incident in which Sergeant John Browne was killed at Duagh Village, Kerry. Private James Byrne died on the night of the 13th of October or the morning of the 14th of October 1922 from a gunshot wound received by him during an attack on the National Army party of which he was a member at Duagh, County Kerry earlier that evening. He was 20 years old. Prior to joining the National Army in early 1922, James Byrne had been a member of Fianna Éireann and the IRA during the War of Independence. He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery on the 21st of October.



    13/10/1922

    On Friday the 13th of October 1922 a soldier of the National Army was shot dead by an Anti Treaty sniper while on sentry duty at Abbeydorney County Kerry. The dead soldier was,

    • Timothy Goggin, aged 22 and from Abbeydorney County Kerry.

    18/10/1922

    On Saturday the 18th of October 1922 a soldier of the National Army died as a result of wounds received while in pursuit of an escaping prisoner on the 14th of October at McCowen’s Lane, Tralee, County Kerry. The soldier was named as.

    • Driver John Gilligan from Limerick. He was about 22 years old and the son of the late Mr John Gilligan of Sandmill, an inspector in the Limerick Night Watch for many years.


    19/10/1922

    On Thursday the 19th of October 1922 Private Bailey Transport, Portobello Barracks of the National Army was killed by a sniper while travelling in a Convoy four miles from Naas at Kill County Kildare. Private Bailey was a native of Wales and about 20 years old.


    19/10/1922

    On Thursday the 19th of October 1922 a young soldier of the National Army was shot dead accidentally in an incident which occurred outside a shop on Corporation Street Dublin City. A noisy crowed refused to disperse, a member of the patrol, Sergeant Clarke of Wellington Barracks, fired a warning shot which rebounded off a wall killing the young soldier. The soldier was named as:

    • Sergeant-Major Sean O’Sullivan aged 17 stationed at Wellington barracks Dublin. He was the brother of Diarmuid O’Sullivan who had been sentenced to be hanged during the War of Independence the sentence being reprieved due to his young age.


    20/10/1922

    On the evening of Friday the 20th of October 1922 Quartermaster Horne of the National Army was shot dead by an accidental discharge of a Thompson gun at Galbally County Limerick.


    21/10/1922

    On 21st of October 1922 a National Army lorry was ambushed at Lawlor’s Cross, Rockfield, County Kerry. On National Army soldier was killed in the battle.

    • Corporal John Corcoran from North Circular Road Dublin. He was aged 33 and a member of the Dublin Guard.


    21/10/1922


    On Saturday the 21st of October 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed when shot accidentally during a raid on a bomb making factory at number 8 Gardiner’s Place Dublin. The dead soldier was named as:
    • Staff Captain Nicholas Tobin, 23 years old and had served with the National Army for six months, he had been a member of the Irish Volunteers prior to joining the National Army.


    22/10/1922

    On Sunday the 22nd of October 1922 four soldiers of the National Army were killed when a Lancia car they were travelling in was bombed near Ferrycarrig County Wexford. The four soldiers were:

    • Private Patrick O’Connor, 26 years old and from Coolcots County Wexford.
    • Private Christopher Kiernans, 21 years old and from Edmondstown Rathfarnham County Dublin.
    • Private W Doyle, 23 years old and from Rathmore County Wexford.
    • Private Peter Behan, 26 years old and from Newbridge County Kildare.
    Three other National Army Troops were injured in the attack.

    Also on Sunday the 22nd of October 1922 an ambush of a small party of National Troops patrolling in Wexford at the district near Woodhouse situated between Touraneena and Millstreet County Waterford. One soldier died in the attack and another died next day as a result of wounds received in the attack. The two soldiers were:

    • Private Larry Phelan of Kilmacthomas Waterford was shot dead.
    • Private Patrick Foley of Waterford died from wounds.

    23/10/1922

    On the 23rd of October 1922 Sergeant James Marum of the National Army was killed. He was 28 years old and came from Blackrock County Dublin. No details of the circumstances of his death were given.


    23/10/1922

    Lieutenant Joseph Gerard Hanrahan of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died as a result of wounds received when he was fired on in Roxborough Road, Limerick on the night of Monday the 23rd of October 1922. He was 22 years old and died in Saint John’s hospital. Hanrahan was out walking with his girlfriend Miss Cowell when they were surrounded by 5 men who opened fire on Hanrahan. He served during the War of Independence with E Company 2nd Battalion, Mid Limerick Brigade, I.R.A.


    25/10/1922

    On the 25th of October 1922 an Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces convoy was ambushed between Ardfert and Abbydorney. On soldier of the National Army was killed in the ambush, he was named as,

    • Private Gilchrist, a machine gunner and native of County Longford.
    The body of National Army Private Gilchrist was brought from Kerry to Limerick by boat and then conveyed to his native place in Longford by motorcar.

    25/10/1922

    On Wednesday the 25th of October 1922 Sergeant McGiveney of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died as a result of wounds received when he was shot by a sniper at Castletownmount Dundalk, he was a native of County Cavan and a prominent member of the Gaelic Athletic Association.


    27/10/1922

    Around the 27th of September 1922 during a sustained attack by Anti Treaty forces on the National Army stationed in Killorglin the National Army Officer Commanding Daniel Lehane, 24 years old and from Lahinch County Clare was killed in a burst of machine gun fire near O’Shea’s pub on Longford Street.


    27/10/1922

    On Friday the 27th of October 1922 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in an exchange of fire with Anti Treaty Forces at Tonevane near Castlegregory County Kerry. He was,

    • Private Nagle, a native of Killarney serving with the 1st Western Brigade.


    29/10/1922

    On the 29th of October a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in action during an attack by Anti-Treaty Forces on the Hill Barracks in Clifton and the Marconi Station. The Barracks and Marconi Station were attacked by a large force using motor cars and boats. The Óglaigh na hÉireann soldier was named as:

    • Private Thomas (Tom) Connolly of Galway, he was a Private with the 4th Western Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann.


    02/11/1922

    The Irish Time reported that a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces had been killed in County Kerry on the 2nd of November 1922, he was named as.

    • Private John Caddigan.
    04/11/1922

    An Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces soldier was killed when raiding a house at 36 Ailesbury Road Dublin. Troops had gone to the house in search of Ernest O’Malley Assistant Chief of Staff of the Anti Treaty forces. The incident took place at the house of sister of The O’Rahilly Killed in Action Easter Week 1916. The dead National Army Soldier was named as:

    • Private Peter McCartney, Scottish Brigade National Army who was stationed at the Curragh Camp County Kildare.


    04/11/1922

    On Saturday the 4th of November 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed while guarding the lock-gates at Blennerville County Kerry. The soldier was named,

    • Private Peter Conroy, a native of Limerick.

    04/11/1922
    On Saturday the 4th of November 1922 two soldiers of the National Army were killed when travelling in a Crossley Tender. The attack happened just before midday four miles from Dundalk County Louth. A party of eight National Soldiers were travelling from Greenore to Dundalk, they had just passed under the railway bridge of the Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway when a mine exploded. No one injured by the mine but a soon as it exploded a hail of bullets rained down on the troops. The two dead soldiers were,
    • Captain Boyle received two bullet wounds to the stomach and died later that evening in The County Infirmary Dundalk.
    • Sergeant Treanor, a native of Monaghan Town, was shot through the back the bullet coming out over his heart, he died instantly. Treanor was engaged to be married.


    05/11/1922

    On Saturday the 4th of November 1922 two Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed in Ballineen County Cork:

    • Private Thomas Gallagher, Army Medical Corps. He was a medical student before joining Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was buried in Glasnevin his coffin draped in a Red Cross flag. He was wounded on the 4th and died from his wounds on the 5th of November.
    • Michael Wolf.


    08/11/1922

    On Wednesday the 8th of November a soldier of the National Army was shot dead when a small military post at Monard County Cork was attacked by a party of men who used a Lewis Gun. The dead soldier was,

    • Daniel Dennehy of Cork.

    13/11/1922
    While returning to Dalkey Barracks with a prisoner along Ulverton Road Dalkey County Dublin, soldiers of the National Army were ambushed by Anti Treaty forces. The incident happened on the night of the 13th of November 1922. A soldier of the National Army died in the ambush. He was local man,
    • Samuel Webb, 20 years old and lived in Glasthule not far from where the ambush took place. He is buried in Dean’s Grange Cemetery.
    A civilian, Harry Manning, was killed in the same incident.



    13/11/1922

    George Dowd Private Jamestown Company South Leitrim Brigade, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidentally shot and killed in Westport Barracks on the night of the 12th 13th of November 1922 by Sergeant James McGreal. He was from Leitrim and born in 1899. He joined the National Army in the summer of 1922 and that he was captured by the IRA following the Dooney Rock ambush and held prisoner at an island in Clew Bay before he was rescued. He had previous service during the War of Independence  serving with the Jamestown Company of the Irish Volunteers/I.R.A.


    17/11/1922

    On evening of Friday the 17th of November Sergeant John Devoy, 2nd Eastern Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces service number 21149, was shot dead when with another soldier they were returning the Tallaght Camp when ambushed by six men from concealed position. The other soldier, Captain Dowling returned fire causing the attackers to flee.  Devoy received three bullet wounds and was rushed to hospital and despite efforts to save him he succumbed to his wounds at 7.30am on the 18th. Devoy was born in 1902 and had served with I Company, 1st Battalion, Fianna Eireann during the War of Independence. He was employed as a Mill hand at Clondalkin Paper Mills before joining the Army.


    22/11/1922

    On Wednesday the 22nd of November Private, Bernard Louis Conaty, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces service number 20013 who was wounded in an ambush near Carrickmacross, County Monaghan on the 21st November died. He was driving a Crossley Tender when it was hit by a mine and attacked by gunmen. His remains were returned for burial to his native Belfast County Antrim. He was employed as a motor driver before joining the army.


    23/11/1922

    On the 23rd of November 1922 a soldier of the National Army died of shotgun wounds received in an ambush in Lixnaw County Kerry, the soldier was,
    • Private Francis Mullen of the Curragh Reserve and a native of Dublin, he is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

    24/11/1922

    Thomas McCann, Sergeant Major National Army service number 5775. Killed in Action when blown up by a mine at Ballyvolane, County Cork. The date of the incident in which he was killed is recorded as the 23rd of November 1922. He served in the British Army serving with the North Lancashire Regiment, Dublin Fusiliers and finishing up in the Liverpool Regiment with the rank of Company Sergeant Major and fought in WW1 seeing action at Gallipoli Turkey.


    24/11/1922

    On the 24th of November 1922 five Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces soldiers were killed about a mile outside Newport County Mayo. The National Army were engaged in retaking Newport from the Anti-Treaty side. They were at a village called Sea View Carrowmore Hill when heavy fire was opened on them.

    • Michael Joseph Walsh, Vice Brigadier, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. Served as Company Captain during the War of Independence with the 3rd Battalion, West Mayo Brigade, I.R.A. He was chief organiser of the Na Fianna Scouts in Westport in 1914 and later held the rank of Lieutenant in the Irish Volunteers before going to Liverpool. He was born in 1897. His father Thaddeus Walsh was interned in Frongoch after the 1916 Rising.

    • Joseph Ruddy, Captain, 2nd Western Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces service number 24462. He died instantly from a bullet wound to the head. He was deported and imprisoned in England after the 1916 Rising. He was self-employed carpenter before joining the National Army.

    • Austin Woods, Private, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He joined the National Army on the 4th of August 1922. He was 18 years old at the time of his death.

    • Patrick McEllin, Private 2nd Western Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, service number 32122. He served with the I.R.A. during the War of Independence with A Company, 3rd Battalion, East Mayo Brigade. He was an employee of the Congested Districts Board before joining the National Army. He received a bullet wound to the head and died about one hour later. He joined the National Army on the 16th of May 1922

    • Patrick Murphy. Private, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He received a bullet wound to the stomach and died almost instantly. He was a member of the British Army and took part in the Mutiny by the Connaught Rangers in India.



    29/11/1922
    On Wednesday the 29th of November 1922 a soldier on the National Army died as a result of wounds received during an ambush near Rearcross County Limerick. He died in Saint John’s Hospital. The soldier was:
    • Thomas Walsh, a native of Nenagh County Tipperary.

    29/11/1922

    Private Michael McGrade died on the 29th of November 1922 in the Military Hospital, Claremorris, County Mayo, from the effect of a gunshot wound accidentally received by him from a fellow member of the National Army in Ballinrobe, County Mayo the previous day.


    01/12/1922
    On Friday the 1st of December 1922 a soldier of the National Army Gunner Charles Gyles died in the Louth Infirmary from revolver wounds received on Thursday night in Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk. Gyles was a native of Dundalk, he had served eight years in the British Army and had fought throughout WW1. He had served in the National Army for several months as a machine gunner and was stationed in Dundalk.

    01/12/1922

    On Friday the 1st of December 1922 a soldier of the National Army was shot when ambushed by a Column of Anti-Treaty troops, the Column being made up of 22 men including some defectors from the National Army. On December the 1st a lorry carrying provisions to the National Army post at Maynooth was held up and burned and the occupants taken prisoner. When news of the attack reached Maynooth Lieutenant Ledwith and a small party of National troops hurried to the scene, contact was also made with other military stations in the area from which other National troops were dispatched. As Ledwith and his men marched across country to the scene they were ambushed, as they neared Grangewilliam House heavy rifle and machine-gun fire was opened on them. One of the National troops Private Moran was killed in this exchange.


    01/12/1922

    On Friday the 1st of December 1922 a civilian clerk employed by the National Army was killed when travelling in a Crossley Tender with National Army troops when ambushed at Ryalnd Cross between Newtownbarry and Enniscorthy County Wexford. The clerk was named as:

    • Thomas Doyle, aged 29.


    02/12/1922

    On Saturday the 2nd of December 1922 a soldier of the National Army was killed when a mine exploded under a lorry he was travelling in, the incident happened when National Army troops were returning to Wexford from duty at an out-post on Wellington Bridge, the dead man was named as:

    • Private Dooley, from Newbridge County Kildare.


    07/12/1922


    Brigadier Sean Hales TD, shot dead on Thursday the 7th of December 1922 on Ormond Quay Dublin.

    07/12/1920

    Private William McNeice (service numbers 21406 and 56603) 1st Easter Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died from wounds received during the attack on the village of Ballymakeera, County Cork on the 4th of December. The village was attacked by a large force of Irregulars in a stolen armoured car, the village was captured by the Irregulars but re-taken by the National Army later that day.


    09/12/1922

    On Saturday the 9th of December 1922 Lieutenant James Gardiner, 2nd Southern Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary when a force of over 100 Anti-Treaty Troops took the Barracks on the Saturday night. He received a bullet wound to the head.


    10/12/1922

    Private Peter Gilsenan service number 251 Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in Action on the 10th of December 1922 at Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. He enlisted in the National Forces at Tallaght Camp on the 16th of July 1922. He is buried in Kilbride Cemetery Baldonnel.


    17/12/1922

    On Sunday the 17th of December Lieutenant John Keogh, Dublin Guards,  Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead during a raid by Criminal Investigation Department and National Army forces on a dance hall in Johnstown County Kildare, the party had just left the dance hall when they were ambushed. John Keogh had served with the I.R.A. during the War of Independence and had joined Fianna Eireann in 1913. He had served for a short time with the Criminal Investigation Department before joining the National Army. During the War of Independence he was an employee of the Dublin United Tramway Company.


    17/12/1922

    On the 17th of December 1922 Thomas Francis Walshe a Óglaigh na hÉireann/National soldier died as a result of a motor car accident in the Phoenix Park.


    17/12/1921

    On the 17th of December Matthew Ferguson Private, service number 2397, Dublin Guard died from wounds received on the 14th of December when engaging Irregulars at the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, County Kerry. He was born in 1901 and a native of Virginia, County Cavan. He joined the National Army on the 26th of July 1922. He was employed as a farm labourer before joining the National Army.   


    19/12/1922

    The Irish Times reported the funeral on the 19th of December 1922 of a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces who had been killed in Dingle County Kerry, he was accidentally shot.

    • Private Patrick Mulhall of the Dublin Guard and a native of Dublin. He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, County Dublin. He was employed as a Telegraph Messenger before joining the national Army.


    22/12/1922

    On Friday the 22nd of December 1922 Private Patrick Fitzgerald aged 38 of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces Beggars’ Bush was shot dead in Dublin. Fitzpatrick was in the company of a friend Arthur Devonshire, between 8.30pm and 9pm they were outside O’Donohue’s Public House, as Devonshire was looking in the window of the Public House he heard someone shout hands-up, immediately two shots rang out, Devonshire turned to see two men running down Granby Row and Fitzgerald, who was in uniform, fall to the ground. Fitzgerald was an electrician and did not carry any arms.


    29/12/1922

    On Friday the 29th of December 1922 two soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed when returning to their barracks at Castlegregory County Kerry. The two soldiers were,

    • Private Henry McLoughlin from Buncrana County Donegal.
    • Private John Talty of Lisadeen County Clare.

    01/01/1923

    Thomas McEvoy, Private service number 10098 Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidentally shot and killed at Graney Cross, Castledermot, County Kildare by Captain T Dempsey. Dempsey was court-martialled but the verdict was not recorded on file. His father, Denis McEvoy, was also a member of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces.


    02/01/1923

    On the 2nd of January Private William Hogan, 11th Infantry Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead at Silvermines, County Tipperary. He was drinking in a public house when a gunman opened the door and fired two shots killing him instantly. He was born in 1898 and a native of Cosane, Birdhill, Tipperary. He was employed as a carpenter before going the army.


    03/01/1923

    On the 3rd of January 1923 Private Patrick Acton, F Company, 3rd Southern Command, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died from wounds received when a bomb was thrown at a party of national Troops searching a barn at Clonaheen, County Laois. He was born in 1902 and aged 20 years old when he died.


    12/01/1923

    On the 12th of January 1923 Private Patrick Lynch, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Western Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, died at the Curragh Military Hospital, County Kildare from gunshot wounds received at Geashill, County Offaly on 7 January 1923. A party of National Army Troops were on their way to mass when they were ambushed. He was born in 1899 and from Ballyfore, Daingean, County Offaly. He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1917 and had served throughout the War of Independence.


    15/01/1923

    On Monday the 15th of January Patrick Butler, Sergeant Major, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidently shot dead at Castlebar Railway Station, County Mayo by fellow officer Captain Willis. Willis pointed what he believed to be an empty revolver at Butler and pulled the trigger five times, on the fifth shot a live round was discharged killing Butler. Willis was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to six months imprisonment. Butler was born in 1901 and was employed as a farm labourer before joining the National Army.


    16/01/1923

    On Tuesday the 16th of January 1923 Patrick Nugent, Private 30659. 1st Western Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead at Kilmihill, County Clare. Part of a party of National Troops that had left Miltown-Malbay for Kilmihill earlier that day they were walking along the street in Kilmihill when ambushed by a party of Irregulars. Nugent was 20 years old and has served with C Company, 5th battalion, East Clare Brigade, I.R.A. during the War of Independence. He was from Bodyke County Clare.


    18/01/1923

    On the 18th of January Patrick White, Cadet 13323, 3rd Southern Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces at the Curragh Military Hospital, County Kildare from wounds received on the 7th of January 1923 at Geashill, County Offaly. He was among a party of national Army Troops proceeding to Raheen Chapel near Geashill when they were ambushed by the IRA. Four of the party were wounded, Private Patrick Lynch wounded in the same incident died on the 12th of January. White was employed as a labourer before joining the National Army.


    25/01/1923

    On Thursday the 25th of January 1923 while travelling to from Barracks to Caherciveen Town, Count Kerry, a group of unarmed soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were ambushed resulting in the death of one National Army soldier, he was,

    • Private Patrick Roche from Waterville County Kerry and a member of the Kerry Brigade.

    28/01/1923

    On Sunday the 28th of January 1923 a Captain of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed when his patrol came under attack by Anti Treaty forces near Feale’s Bridge, Kilmainham, Brosna County Kerry.

    • Captain Patrick Coyle of the 1st Western Brigade a native of County Clare.

    29/01/1923
    Lt Charles Burke died 29th Jan 1923. He fought against the black and tans in Dublin and saw a lot of action. When the civil war came he went with Michael Collins. He was based in Wexford. On the 27th January he was travelling on the mail train to Dublin when it was ambushed at Macmine junction near Killurin in Wexford. While returning fire he was wounded and lost a lot of blood. He knew his attackers as old comrades. He died later in the Wexford infirmary. He was buried with full honours in Glasnevin. He was born in Dublin in November 1898. He was a single man.

    10/02/1923

    On Saturday the 10th of February 1923 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot when ambushed near Scarthaglin Village County Kerry. The dead soldier was:

    • Lieutenant G Slattery, Kerry Number 1 brigade.

    10/02/1923

    The following two officers of the National Army were kidnapped and shot by Anti-Treaty Troops on the 10th of February 1923, while travelling by car the two officers were seized near Barne about four miles from Clonmel. Both officers were in civilian clothes and unarmed. The bodies were found in a field adjacent to Tullaghmelan Cemetery.

    • Lieutenant George Leo Cruise, Army Transport Corps, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He had served with A Company, 6th Battalion, 1st Dublin Brigade, I.R.A. during the War of Independence. He was employed as a motor mechanic before enlisting.

    • Lieutenant James Kennedy Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was employed as a farm labourer before joining the army.


    17/02/1923
    On the 17th of February 1923 the Freeman’s Journal reported the death of a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces who died in Saint Brecan’s Hospital from wounds received in an ambush in County Kerry, the soldier was,
    • Private Thomas Moran from Kimmage.

    18/02/1923

    On the 18th of February 1923 two Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces soldiers were killed in the Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary when they were part of a party involved in the round up of IRA under Denis Lacey.

    • Michael Ryan. Private 49829 18th Infantry Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was born in 1888. He received bullet wounds and died at the scene. He was buried at Clonoulty, County Tipperary on the 21st of February 1923. He was employed as a laboured before enlisting in the National Army.

    • William McGrath. Private 18th Infantry Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. He was employed as a laboured for Edward Dualla before enlisting. He was about to raid a house occupied by the Irregulars when he was killed. He received six bullet wounds, four to the stomach, one in the left arm and one in the region of the heart, he died at the scene about an hour after receiving the wounds.


    23/02/1923
    On Friday the 23rd of February 1923 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead in an ambush when passing through Cornmarket in the direction of Thomas Street Dublin. As part of a convoy the tender in which the dead soldier was travelling came under fire from the roof-tops, the firing lasted about ten minutes during which Corporal McCurley aged 21 of B Company 58th Battalion of the National Army died. He died from a bullet wound to the head.

    23/02/1923

    William Collins, was shot and killed, between the 19th and 23rd of February 1923, during an ambush at Greenbeg, Newport, County Mayo. Born in 1901 he was a Battalion Sergeant Major with the 26th Battalion and from County Galway.He was employed as a farm labourer before enlisting.


    26/02/1923

    On the 26th of February 1923 Lieutenant Eugene W McQuaid, Army Medical Corps, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, died from wounds received in an ambush at Newport, County Mayo on the 22nd of February. A party of 45 Soldiers of which he was medical officer were surrounded in a school house by a large force of Irregulars who fired on the school house with a Thompson machine gun, Rifles and Mousers. The trapped National Army Soldiers negotiated the safe passage of the children and school teacher, although a cease fire had been arranged one Irregular sniper kept firing during the evacuation. There was severe criticism of the Irregulars in the newspapers including The Freeman's Journal who reported that McQuaid was shot while clearly wounded, unarmed and wearing a Red Cross Badge. Before joining the National Army he was Surgeon Probationer. He was a brother of John Charles McQuaid Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland between December 1940 and January 1972.


    Article from Freemans Journal 27/02/1923 page 5


    03/03/1923
    The body of an Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces soldier was found on the road at Knockeevan Clerihan county Tipperary. A piece of paper attached to the body read Convicted Spy – Spies Beware. By order I.R.A.. A witness for the National Army, Captain Power, stated that the dead soldier was not a member of the Intelligence Corps and was on leave, unarmed and in civilian clothes when abducted and shot. The dead soldier was named as Thomas McGrath.

    05/03/1923
    On Monday the 5th of March 1923 while engaged in an operation to clear Anti Treaty Troops from Gurrane Hill Caherciveen County Kerry 3 soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed in the operation. The 3 soldiers were:
    • Lieutenant Timothy O’Shea from Caherciveen. He was employed as a Shoemaker before joining the National Army.
    • Sergeant Jeremiah Quane, service number 7732, he was a native of Ardfert County Kerry. He was employed as a postman before joining the National Army. He was born on the 11th of December 1896. He joined the National Army in February or March 1922 having arrived in Dublin’s Beggars Bush Barracks with a group of men from the Ardfert district who all joined the National Army.
    • Private William Healy, service number 7765. He was from Valentia, County Kerry. He was born in 1904 and had joined the National Army in September 1922. He was employed on the family farm before joining the National Army.


    06/03/1923

    William Newcombe was killed in an ambush at Glasson, Three Jolly Pigeons, near Athlone, County Westmeath. He was born in 1903, he was about 20 years old when he was killed. He was a Private with the 5th Infantry Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, service number 20034. He joined the National Army on the 3rd of April 1922 in Athlone, he had previous service with Fianna Éireann. 


    06/03/1923

    On Tuesday the 6th of March 5 soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed in a mine explosion in Koncknagoshel County Kerry. The soldiers went to investigate an arms dump in Baranarig Woods, the arms dump contained a landmine wired to a trip-wire which exploded when the soldiers approached the arms dump.

    The soldiers killed were:

    • Captain Michael Dunne, 14401 Dublin Guards, Óglaigh na hÉireann. He was from Dublin. He had been a member of the Irish Volunteers and the I.R.A. and fought during the War of Independence. Before joining the National Army he was employed as a Fitter with the Tramway Company, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
    • Captain Edward Stapleton, 14096, C Company, 19th Infantry Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann.
    • Lieutenant Patrick O’Connor, 50697, C Company, 19th Infantry Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann. He worked on his father’s farm before joining the National Army. He was a native of Knockaneatee, Castleisland, County Kerry. His father was kidnapped and threatened with death and had cattle stolen and the sum of £50 extorted from him by Anti-treat Irregulars.
    • Private Michael Galvin from Killarney.
    • Private Laurence O'Connor, Causeway, County Kerry. Army number 49515, Óglaigh na hÉireann.



    The memorial to the five Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces killed at Koncknagoshel County Kerry unveiled in November 2013.


    07/03/1923
    On the 7th of March a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead while of sentry duty at Barraduff. The soldier was,
    • Private Christopher Green, 18 years old and from Railway Avenue, Inchicore, Dublin.

    11/03/1923
    On Sunday the 11th of March 1923 the body of an Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces soldier was removed to Louth Infirmary, the body bore evidence of gunshot wounds. The soldier was named as:
    • William Connolly formally of the Falls Road Belfast, he served with the Railway Protection and Maintenance Corps, he was aged about 21 and had joined the National Army about a month or two before his death, he was married and living in County Down.

    12/03/1923
    On Monday the 12th of March 1923 an officer of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed in a tragic accident, while returning from an out-post at Finuge to Listowel County Kerry, Lieutenant A Glynn and Captain Cleary experimented with a bomb by throwing it into the river Feale. The bomb exploded with great force and Lieutenant Glynn was killed instantly. Captain Cleary was seriously wounded and died later that day, Cleary was a native of whitegate and a prominent member of the East Clare Brigade during the War of Independence. Lieutenant Glynn was the son of Mr J H Glynn Commercial Hotel Gort County Galway.

    13/03/1923
    On Tuesday the 13 of March 1923 an Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces soldier was killed in an ambush near Glasson County Westmeath. The soldier was named as:
    • Private William Newcomb.

    14/03/1923
    On Wednesday the 14th of March 1923 two soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were killed in Dublin.
    • Private Henry Kavanagh aged 22 was shot at Charlemont Bridge near Portobello Barracks.
    • Corporal Donald McGuinness, a native of Port Glasgow, Scotland, was shot dead on the corner of The Parade and North Circular Road Dublin.

    15/03/1923
    On Thursday the 15th of March 1923 a soldier of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead on Bride Street Dublin.
    • Private John Nolan, 29 years old from the Railway Protection Corps, married with 5 young children and was stationed at Wellington barracks.

    15/03/1923

    On the 15th of March 1923 Private Michael Brown (Brun, Browne), Laois Brigade, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot and killed at Windygap, County Kilkenny. Brown was born on the 8th of July 1901 and was 21 years old when he died. He fought in the War of Independence, he joined the I.R.A. on the 19th of October 1920 and he enlisted in the National Forces at Portlaoise on the 5th of May 1922.


    24/03/1923

    The following three soldiers of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces were abducted from McCabe’s Public House about a mile East of Palace East County Wexford on the 24th of March 1923. The bodies of the three men were later recovered from a farm in Adamstown, New Ross, the three soldiers were:
    • Lieutenant Thomas Jones a native of Dublin. He was born in 1897 and was 26 years old when he was killed. He fought in the 1916 Rising, he was part of the G.P.O. Garrison, he served with the I.R.A. throughout the War of Independence. He was employed as a labourer before joining the National Army. The image above is of his 1916 medal posthumously awarded to his family in 1941.
    • Sergeant Edward O’Gorman (Gorman), from Chapel Lane, Kilkenny.
    • Private Patrick Horan, from Callan, Co. Kilkenny.
    The above information and image was submitted to this website by Richard Rice.


    25/03/1923

    On the 25th of March 1923 Private Hayes of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidently shot dead when challenged by a sentry at Newtownsandes County Kerry. Hayes was a native of Killarney County Kery.


    27/03/1923

    On the 27th of March 1923 Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces troops travelling between Kenmare and Sneem County Kerry were ambushed by Anti Treaty forces. One soldier of the National Army was killed in the ambush, he was:

    • Corporal George Copeland from Ballymorris, Portarlington County Laois he was serving with C Company 17th Battalion service number 7546. He was employed as a Railway Porter before joining the National Army and had served with the I.R.A. during the War of Independence. He was born in 1898 and was aged about 25 years old when he was killed. His brother was also serving in the National Army and he had another brother killed during WW1.


    28/03/1923

    Private John Pender 33rd Naas Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces service number 39460died from wounds received in action at Valleymount County Wicklow on the 26th of March. He was employed as a labourer before joined the National Army. Records of the ambushed record the name of the area as Ballymount and Valleymount.


    29/03/1923
    On Thursday March the 29th 1923 a soldier of the 13th Infantry brigade Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces  was shot dead when the troops, operating from Loughlinstown, surrounded 68 Albert Road between Dalkey and Dun Laoghaire County Dublin. The dead soldier was named as:
    • Corporal Michael J Baker, 24 years old, married and lived at 44 Upper Gloucester Street Dublin.

    01/04/1923

    On Sunday the 1st of April 1923 soldier of the National Army was killed during a raid on a dance hall on the County Armagh border at Ballybinsby. The soldier was named as:

    • Sergeant Martin John Daly.

    01/04/1923

    On the 1st of April 1923 Captain John (Séan) O’Dea , C Company, 18th Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was killed when a party of national Army troops raided a house at Lisvernane, Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary. The raiding party made up of 18 or 20 men arrived at the house of Stephen McDonagh, leading the raiding party Captain O’Dea forced the front door and was confronted by Anti-Treaty Irregular Gerry Kiely who was armed with a pistol and a Thompson sub-machine gun, Kiely opened fire mortally wounding Captain O’Dea who died about 15 minutes after being hit. Gerry Kiely was also killed in the same incident. Captain O’Dea joined the Irish Volunteers in 1916 and had served throughout the War of Independence and was involved in ambushes at Dromkeen and Kilmallock. He joined the National Army in February 1922. He was buried in the grounds of Kilteely parish Church.



    05/04/1923
    On the 5th of April a Military inquiry held in Cork into the death of Private O’Brien. O’Brien was a member of the Railway Protection and Maintenance Corps and was a native of Rathduff. He was fatally wounded by a bomb thrown at the Military post at the Cork Blackrock and Passage Railway. A verdict of wilful murder was returned.

    08/04/1923

    The Connacht Tribune reported on the attack which took place at Headford County Galway on Sunday the 8th of April 1923. Two soldiers of the National Army were killed when a party of Irregulars attacked a building formally known as the National Bank which was in use as the National Army barracks. Two Irregulars, wearing no boots, crept up to the door of the building where they placed a mine, when the mine exploded the National troops returned fire on the Irregulars who were occupying the shop of Mr Thady McHugh which was opposite the National Army barracks. During the ensuing gun-battle in which the Regular Army used a machine gun two National Army soldiers died.

    • Sergeant-Major John Carthy died from wounds received during the attack, he was treated in hospital but died from his wounds at about midnight on Sunday the 8th of April.

    • Volunteer Lyons a native of Ballyglass was hit about the same time as Carthy and according to witnesses died shortly after.



    10/04/1923

    Corporal Elmer Loftus, died on the 10th April 1923 in New Ross Barracks. The previous evening he was challenged by the Guard on duty when he approached the front gate. Unfortunately Elmer had a severe stammer and when he struggled to answer the “who goes there” from the Guard, he was shot. He died the next day. His belongings of a lock of his hair and a holy medal were returned to his brother Patrick Loftus. Elmer had served in the British Army towards the end of WW1 and returned to Belfast after the war. He joined the Irish National Army on 12th July 1922 at the Curragh and because of his previous military service he was appointed a Corporal.


    14/04/1923

    On the 14th of April 1923 Private Timothy McCarthy, 31st Infantry Battalion, 1st Limerick Brigade,  Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead when, as  part of a party of eight soldiers on search duty, he was involved in searching the farmyard of Mrs Julia Collins near Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale, County Limerick. The national Army soldiers had spotted an armed man running from the farm and fired on him, fire was returned on the soldiers and it was during this exchange of fire then Timothy McCarthy was hit, he was hit once, the bullet piercing both lungs and a large blood vessel killing him instantly. Timothy McCarthy was about 26 years old and had been in the National Forces for about three months, before joining the National Army he was employed as a farm labourer, he left a wife and three children.



    16/04/1923

    The Freeman’s Journal reported the death on the 16th of April 1923 of a soldier of the National Army who died at Clashmealcon Cave County Kerry. The soldier was,

    • Private James O’Neill a native of Dublin. He was a member of the Dublin Guard.
    In the same incident in which several Anti Treaty troops were holed-up in the cave refusing to surrender an officer of the National Army was mortally wounded, he died later that day, he was,
    • Lieutenant H. D. Pierson, a native of Limerick and a engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin.


    21/04/1923

    On Saturday the 21st of April 1923 a soldier of the National Army, Stephen Clancy a native of Causeway County Kerry, was shot dead when on duty in the town of Ennis County Clare. He was on patrol and when passing through Carmody Street shots were fired at the patrol, Clancy was shot through the head and died instantly.


    23/04/1923

    In Ennis on the 23rd of April 1923 the following soldier of the National Army was shot dead.

    • Private Stephen Canty.

    23/04/1923

    On the 23rd of April 1923 Sergeant James Montgomery, 3097 Mechanical Transport, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidently shot and killed at Moorabby, Monasterevan, County Kildare. He was born in 1897 and from County Antrim. He was arrested in connection with the murder of R.I.C. District Inspector Oswald Ross Swanzy on the 22nd of August 1920. He was the owner of a taxi who was arrested in connection with the murder of Swanzy.


    24/04/1923

    On Tuesday the 24th of April 1923 the Irish Times reported on the shooting of a soldier of the National Army in a public-house in Ballinamuck County Longford, Private Ed Fitzgerald a native of County Leitrim, died from wounds to the head and abdomen. The jury at the inquest heard that a soldier named Bohan was sent to the public-house to collect Fitzgerald who was in the kitchen of the premises. Bohan told the inquiry that as he left the kitchen and was in the hall way four shots rang out and when he returned to the kitchen he found Fitzgerald bleeding from the head and body. Another military witness alleged that before Fitzgerald died he whispered ‘Bohan shot me’ , Bohan’s rifle was examined and found he had not been fired, from the evidence presented the jury found that Bohan was blameless.


    24/04/1923

    Patrick Kennedy, Lieutenant, 23rd Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died at St Bricin's Hospital, Dublin, on the 24th of April 1923 from wounds received in the Castleblake attack. Along with Captain Quinlan he led an attack at Castleblake, County Tipperary, in which two Anti-Treaty Irregulars, Thomas (Theo) English and Edward (Ned) Somers were killed. He was from Cashel, County Tipperary, he was born in 1901 and was employed as a cattle dealer before joining the National Army. He was a member of the South Tipperary Brigade during the War of Independence.  


    25/04/1923

    On the 25th of April 1923 while travelling between Currow and Castleisland County Kerry an officer of the National Army was shot dead when the car he was travelling in stopped where the road was blocked by a tree, while clearing the obstruction the occupants of the car came under fire from Anti Treaty forces, the dead officer was,

    • Lieutenant Michael Behan from Dublin, he is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin.


    26/04/1923

    On the 26th of April 1923 Private James Hogan 7th Battalion Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead by Corporal Condon at the Telephone Exchange, Cecil Street, Limerick. Condon was tried and sentenced to twelve months in connection with the shooting. Hogan was born in 1904 and was 18 years old at the time of his death. He was employed as a farm labourer before enlisting in Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces.


    03/05/1923

    On the 3rd of May 1923 Joseph Brady, 24215 Sergeant 44th Infantry Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidently shot dead at Westport Barracks, County Mayo. He was a native of Kildare. He enlisted in the National Forces on the 11th of July 1922.


    06/05/1923

    On Sunday May the 6th 1923 a soldier of the National Army was shot by a passer-by while on patrol. The soldier said ‘Good Night’ to the man the man returned the salute and immediately drew a revolver and shot the solder. The soldier was wounded in the abdomen and died later that evening, he was:

    • Sergeant Brabazon.


    08/05/1923

    On the 8th of May 1923 Private Thomas Fitzgerald of the National Army was killed accidently when crushed by a train in Headford County Galway.


    24/05/1923

    On the 4th of May 1923 Private 23993 John Duggan, 32nd Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead at Inchigeela, County Cork. He was accidentally killed by a bullet fired by a fellow soldier who was his cousin. He was born in 1905 and was employed as a labourer before enlisting.


    24/05/1923

    On the 24th of May 1923 6409 or 7772 Private Hugh McMenamin of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidentally shot and killed by Private James McAuley at the Midland Great Western Railway Station, County Sligo. He was from Donegal and employed as a Farm Labourer before enlisting.


    02/06/1923

    On the 2nd of June 1923 Private Thomas Caulfield, 12413 or 30579, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidentally shot and killed at Golden, County Tipperary. He was from Galway and employed as a farm labourer before enlisting.


    07/07/1923

    On the 7th of July 1923 Maurice McCarthy a soldier in Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead during an attack on Bruff Barracks, County Limerick by Anti-Treaty Irregulars.. McCarthy was from Ballyedmond, Midleton, County Cork.


    22/08/1923

    Charles Patrick Leo Power, Lieutenant, Army Medical Services, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died from cerebral-spinal meningitis, death was attributable to service. He was from Dublin and studying as a medical student before joining the National Army on the 9th of November 1922.


    17/07/1923

    On the 17th of July 1923 William O’Brien Private 12291, 1st Western Division, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, died as a result of wounds received when he was captured by Anti-Treaty Irregulars and beaten in County Limerick and wounded in Kenmare, County Kerry. Brigadier Thomas O’Connor was killed in the same incident in Kenmare, County Kerry which happened on the 9th of September 1922. O’Brien was employed a carpenter before joining the National Army, he was born in 1901 and from Limerick.


    08/11/1923

    Joseph Corcoran. Corporal Service Number 8111/26235. He joined Óglaigh na hEireann/National Army on the 26th of April 1922 aged 19 years old. He was in charge of a tender involved in the search for an armoured car stolen at the time of the death of General Michael Collins. His party found the tender which was mined, he received head injuries as a result of the explosion and spent eight months in Haulbowline Hospital. He was discharge medically unfit. He was admitted to St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin on the 7th of November and died the next day.


    29/11/1923
    On Thursday the 29th of November 1923 William Downes aged 24 a soldier in the National Army was executed by hanging in Mountjoy Jail at 8am. Downes was executed for shooting dead Thomas Fitzgerald a driver with the C.I.D. following an armed robbery at Ashtown Candle Factory, Castleknock. Downes, with two other soldiers of the National Army, who were in uniform at the time, held up staff at the factory and stole £40. All three soldiers were dispatch riders, one was killed in the chase after the robbery and the other two, one of which was Downes, was captured. Downes was executed by British executioner Pierpoint and was the first person to be executed by the new Free State. A crowd assembled outside the prison and recited prayers. At 8.05am a notice, signed by the prison governor Mr R F Falkiner and the County High Sheriff W M McCracken, was posted on the prison gate stating that the execution had been carried out.

    19/12/1923

    Private Michael Bracken, Military Police, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces died on the 19th of December 1923 death was due to disease attributable to National Army service. He was from Dublin, born in 1902 and was employed as a shop assistant before joining the National Army. He served in the Irish Volunteers/IRA from 1918. He was arrested in June 1921 and was released from Kilmainham Jail on the 8th of December 1921. He joined the National Forces on the 8th of March 1922 and served in the Military Police. His father James Bracken service number 12421 served in the National Forces/Defence he was discharged on the 16th of May 1928. His brother also James Bracken served as a Corporal in the Air Corps.


    20/12/1923

    William Johnstone Corporal A Company, 62nd Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was shot dead by Private J. Killoran at Ponsonby Barracks, Curragh Camp, County Kildare. He joined the National Army on the 25th of April 1923.


    17/02/1924

    McArdle Peter. Private, 49th Battalion, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. A native of Monaghan, born in 1895 died on the 17th of February 1924 as a result of an illness attributed to service with Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces during the Civil War. He was employed as a Sawyer Casual Labourer before joining the National Army. He contracted the illness in July 1923.


    30/12/1924

    Private William Murray, 11254, Dublin Guards, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces. Born in 1901, worked for Guinness Brewery before joining the army. Died on the 30th of December 1924 from pulmonary tuberculosis and cardiac failure. Death was due to disease attributable to service. Murray attested to the National Forces on the 1st of July 1922 and was discharged as time expired on the 28th June 1923.



    Irish Army Plot Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin

    • Private William Murphy died the 16th of June 1922.
    • Coronal Commandant Thomas A Mande Ville died the 28th of June 1922.
    • Captain Michael Vaughan died the 29th of June 1922.
    • Private Patrick Mc Garry died the 29th of June 1922.
    • Private Thomas Hogan died the 30th of June 1922.
    • Private James Walsh died the 30th of June 1922.
    • Serjeant Major David Behan died the 1st of July 1922.
    • Quarter master Serjeant Patrick Lowe died the 1st of July 1922.
    • Private Richard Reid died the 1st of July 1922.
    • Captain Luke Condron died the 2nd of July 1922.
    • Private Joseph Stewart died the 2nd of July 1922.
    • Serjeant John Fitzsimons died the 5th of July 1922.
    • Company Adjutant John Keenan died the 6th of July 1922.
    • Quarter master Serjeant John Dunne died the 8th of July 1922.
    • Serjeant John Kennedy died the 8th of July 1922.
    • Serjeant John Byrne died the 8th of July 1922.
    • Private Gerald O’Connor died the 8th of July 1922.
    • Private William J Phillips died the 20th of July 1922.
    • Private Thomas O’ Connor died the 22nd of July 1922.
    • Private John J Martin died the 23rd of July 1922.
    • Corporal Thomas McMahon died the 24th of July 1922.


    • Private John O’Hara died the 24th of July 1922.
    • Private Maurice Quirke died the 24th of July 1922.
    • Private Michael Campion died the 27th of July 1922.
    • Serjeant John Deacy died the 28th of July 1922.
    • Private Frederick Greydon died the 28th of July 1922.
    • Private Patrick Kinsella died the 31st of July 1922.
    • Private Patrick Reilly died the 2nd of August 1922.
    • Serjeant Frederick Gillespie died the 3rd of August 1922.
    • Corporal Michael Farrell died the 3rd of August 1922.
    • Corporal William D Carson died the 3rd of August 1922.
    • Private Thomas J Larkin died the 3rd of August 1922.
    • Private James O’Connor died the 3rd of August 1922.
    • Private Patrick Harding died the 3rd of August 1922.
    • Private Patrick Quinn died the 3rd of August 1922.
    • Private John Kenny died the 3rd of August 1922.
    • Captain Brian P Holohan died the 6th of August 1922.
    • Sergeant Patrick Perry died the 8th of August 1922.
    • Private William Nevin died the 8th of August 1922.
    • Private Christopher O’Tooll died the 8th of August 1922.
    • Private Patrick Maguire died the 8th of August 1922.
    • Private Henry Quinn died the 8th of August 1922.

    • Private Gerald McKenna died the 8th of August 1922.
    • Private Frederick McKenna died the 8th of August 1922.
    • Corporal Edward Coughlan died the 9th of August 1922.
    • Private Edward Mc Avoy died the 9th of August 1922.
    • Sergeant William Purdy died the 11th of August 1922.
    • Private Christopher Hynes died the 19th of August 1922.
    • Serjeant Michael Finnegan died the 22nd of August 1922.
    • Private Thomas Kavanagh died the 23rd of August 1922.
    • Captain Hugh Thornton died the 27th of August 1922.
    • Lieutenant Cyril Joseph Lee died the 27th of August 1922.
    • Private Thomas White died the 27th of August 1922, Accidently shot in Wexford.
    • Private David O’Shea died the 27th of August 1922.
    • Serjeant Albert Cottle died the 30th of August 1922.
    • Private John Doyle died the 1st of September 1922.
    • Private Joseph Hudson died the 1st of September 1922.
    • Private Nicholas Ward died the 1st of September 1922.
    • Private Thomas Gonway died the 1st of September 1922.
    • Sergeant Robert Hempenstall died the 2nd of September 1922.
    • Private Christopher O’Neill died the 3rd of September 1922.
    • Private John Lydon died the 11th of September 1922.
    • Private Michael McGee died the 11th of September 1922.
    • Serjeant Michael Daly died the 21st of August 1922.

    • Private Henry O’Reilly died the 14th of September 1922.
    • Private Frank Derham died the 14th of September 1922.
    • Private James McCann died the 14th of September 1922.
    • Private James Yates died the 16th of September 1922.
    • Serjeant Major Edward Crabbe died the 16th of September 1922.
    • Private Patrick O’Rourke died the 16th of September 1922.
    • Private John Lynn died the 17th of September 1922.
    • Private Bernard Gray died the 18th of September 1922.
    • Captain Daniel O Brine died the 19th of September 1922.
    • Private John O’Malley died the 21st of September 1922.
    • Private William Warren died the 22nd of September 1922.
    • Private James Kenned died the 22nd of September 1922.
    • Private Bernard Murphy died the 26th of September 1922.
    • Serjeant Major Thomas Murray died the 27th of September 1922.
    • Serjeant Edward Noone died the 28th of September 1922.
    • Private Patrick O’Brien died the 28th of September 1922.
    • Private Peter Martin died the 5th of October 1922.
    • Private Patrick Byrne died the 5th of October 1922.
    • Lieutenant Patrick Kelly died the 7th of October 1922.
    • Serjeant Major John Hunter died the 8th of October 1922.
    • Private Charles Kearns died the 9th of October 1922.
    • Private Joseph Claffey died the 11th of October 1922.


    • Captain John Young died the 13th of October 1922.
    • Private James Byrne died the 14th of October 1922.
    • Captain Andrew Furlong died the 15th of October 1922.
    • Private Patrick Collins died the 17th of October 1922.
    • Company Serjeant Major Sean O Sullivan died the 19th of October 1922.
    • Private Michael M bailey died the 19th of October 1922.
    • Captain Nicholas Tobin died the 21 of October 1922.
    • CM Sean Corcoran died the 21 of October 1922.
    • Serjeant James Marum died the 23rd of October 1922.
    • Private Thomas O’Shea died the 24th of October 1922.
    • Serjeant Major Thomas Kavanagh died the 25th of October 1922.
    • Private Joseph O’Riordain died the 28th of October 1922.
    • Private Edward V Kavanagh died the 28th of October 1922.
    • Private Peter Byrne died the 28th of October 1922.
    • Private Joseph Vincent Mahon died the 4th of November 1922.
    • Private Thomas Gallagher died the 4th of November 1922.
    • Privet William F Woulahan died the 16th of November 1922.
    • Private John Foley died the 20th of November 1922.
    • Private Francis Mullen died the 23rd of November 1922.
    • Serjeant Major Thomas McCann died the 24th of November 1922.
    • Private Christopher J Crehan died the 27th of November 1922.
    • Private Ernest Joseph Allen died December 1922.


    • Private Thomas Mooney died the 3rd of December 1922.
    • Private Thomas J Fagan died the 14th of December 1922.
    • Lieutenant Sean Keogh died the 17th of December 1922.
    • Serjeant Thomas Walsh died the 17th of December 1922.
    • Serjeant Patrick White died the 19th of December 1922.
    • Private James Henna died the 19th of December 1922.
    • Private Patrick Mulhall died the 19th of December 1922.
    • Private Frederick Luwellen died the 19th of December 1922.
    • Private Patrick Fitzgerald died the 22 of December 1922.
    • Private James Ryan died the 23rd of December 1922.
    • Lieutenant James M Leary died the 30th of December 1922.
    • Private Patrick Acton died the 3rd of January 1923.
    • Private James Caffrey died the 6th of January 1923.
    • Serjeant James Rosborough died the 7th of January 1923.
    • Private Thomas Cassidy died the 12th of January 1923.
    • Serjeant Patrick J Geraghty died the 17 of January 1923.
    • Private Daniel Buckley died the 17th of January 1923.
    • Private Robert Nash died the 17th of January 1923.
    • Serjeant George Gorman died the 18th of January 1923
    • Private John Fitzgerald died the 18 of January 1923
    • Private Joseph A Foster died the 18th of January 1923.
    • Lieutenant Charles Burke died the 29 of January 1923.

    • Private Luke Farrell died the 5th of April 1923.
    • Private James McHale died the 8th of April 1923.
    • Corporal Emler Loftus died the 10th of April 1923
    • Private Michael Lennon died the 13th of April 1923.
    • Private James O’Neill died the 16th of April 1923.
    • Serjeant James Montgomery died the 23rd of April 1923.
    • Lieutenant Michael Behan died the 25th of April 1923.
    • Corporal Daniel McNamara died the 29th of April 1923.
    • Private Francis McGinley died the 8th of May 1923.
    • Private Daniel Savage died the 18th of May 1923.