Constable Charles O'M Reynolds

1888 Born Co. Roscommon

1907 Enlisted in RIC

1921 Mar 16. The IRA ambushed a 4 man RIC patrol in Clifden. Two RIC constables were killed. The IRA flying column of the West Galway (Connemara) Brigade was led by Peter (Petie) Joe McDonnell. It retreated to the Maam valley, where they ambushed British reinforcements at Munterowan and Screebe.

Mr. HENRY The facts of the case are as follow. At 10 p.m. on 16th March two policemen, Constable Reynolds and Constable Sweeney, on patrol with others at Clifden were shot down in cold blood at point-blank range by a party of civilians, some of whom were masked. Reynolds, who had been living with his wife and young family in Clifden for some years and bore an excellent character, was instantly killed. Sweeney, who was also an Irishman and had served with distinction in the Irish Guards, was severely wounded in three places and did not survive 48 hours

He was buried in Longford.

Clifden Incidents - 1921