Timothy Donovan

1889/1891 born Dunmanway. Could be ion of 6 mborn there.

1910 May 27 Enlisted in Royal Munster Fusiliers . Unit: 3rd Battalion . Ser No: 4187

1911 Census at Bulford, Wilts. A Private in 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers. Born Dunmanway, Cork, aged 20. Single

Married Mary - cannot get the marriage in Dunmanway

1914 Sep 2 Landed in France

1918 Feb 12. Discharged sickness-Tractoma attributable to war service.

1920 Dec 20 Died of the injuries he had received in the robbery

He was employed by a fowl dealer called Daniel Neal. He was found wounded in a tobacconist shop at 19.15 on 21 Dec just after an attempted robbery at the nearby GPO during which Patrick Tarrant was shot dead by police.

Timothy was delivering parcels when he was shot. . Husband of Mrs Mary Donovan, 39 Paul Street, Cork City .

He was taken to Mercy Hospital, and died there a few hours later.

The British Military Inquest is not helpful. But the inquest on Patrick Tarrant gives the full details. The RIC men were Black & Tans, not ADRIC. Constable Edward Taylor D.C.M. and ConstableT H Every - it was every that fired the fatal shot, and who was wounded himself


British soldiers died in Ireland