Private Herbert Aspinall, S/13120 RASC

1905 Aug 29 Born St Clements, Rochdale, Lancashire. Parents James and Sarah Aspinall,

 

1911 census living at 5 Belgrave St, Heywood

 

1923 March 29 Enlisted aged 18 years and 55 days at Rochdale for 7 year regular service and 5 years reserve service ā€˜Iā€™ Supply Company, Based at Chester . S/13120 Private Herbert Aspinall. Occupation Clerk. 59 Boundary Street, Rochdale

1924 Mar 21. An attack on a British party going ashore from Spike Island

 

1924 Mar 27. Herbert Aspinall is buried in Rochdale

1924 May. The Free State government made a substantial effort to find the guilty. They first named as suspects, the "obvious" men, known killers from Cork no 1 Brigade, including Frank Busteed

1924 Oct 29. 7 different men were charged with the murder, but this came to nothing

1925 May 15. A final reference is made to Irish troops searching in Cork, but again nothing happens

British Soldiers died in Ireland