War Casualties

The East Limerick Brigade was formally established at the end of May 1918, in succession to the Galtee Battalion which originated in mid-1915 as an amalgamation of local Irish Volunteer units, following the initiation of that movement in late 1913. Brigadier Sean Wall of Bruff was appointed to take command; the leadership of the preceding Galtee Battalion having been disputed among followers of Liam Manahan from Ballylanders and Anglesboro’s Donnachada O’Hannigan. The Brigade would ultimately comprise six battalions, numbered from north to south: Doon, Kilteely, Bruff, Kilmallock, Kilfinane, Galbally.

East Limerick Brigade area map (from Limerick’s Fighting Story, 1948)

2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the East Limerick Brigade’s participation in the War of Independence. In all there were 28 fatalities – among Brigade members, among members of other Brigades in the Brigade area, and among natives of the Brigade area in other locations. Five casualties of the subsequent Civil War are also included. The enumeration reads, chronologically, as follows:

1] William SCULLY 1 2{native of} Glencar, Co Kerry [Ref]{died} 28th May 1920 [4]{at} Lord Edward St, Kilmallock

2] Patrick LYNCH 1 2 — Hospital [Ref] 15th Aug 1920Fair Green, Hospital

3] Patrick CLANCY 1 2Cush, Kilfinane [Ref]16th Aug 1920 [4]Derrygallon, Co Cork

4] John A LYNCH 1  — Kilmallock [Ref]22nd Sep 1920 [3]Exchange Hotel, Parliament St, Dublin 

5] Michael SCANLAN 1 2Galbally [Ref]27th Oct 1920Military Hospital, New Barracks, Limerick

6] Thomas HOGAN 1′ 2Tankardstown, Kilmallock [Ref]  — 26th Nov 1920 Mater Hospital, Dublin

7] Sean RIORDAN 1Thomastown, Kilfinane [Ref]14th Dec 1920Kilmallock Union Hospital

8] Martin J CONWAY 1Grange, Bruff [Ref]27th Dec 1920Caherguillamore, Bruff

9] Eamonn MOLONEY 1 2Grange, Bruff [Ref]27th Dec 1920Caherguillamore, Bruff

10] John QUINLAN 1Grange, Bruff [Ref]27th Dec 1920Caherguillamore, Bruff

11] Daniel SHEEHAN 1 2Grange, Bruff [Ref] — 27th Dec 1920Military Hospital, New Barracks, Limerick

12] Henry WADE 1 2Cahernorry, Ballysimon27th3 Dec 1920Military Hospital, New Barracks, Limerick

13] William SLATTERY 1 2Ballinvreena, Kilfinane [Ref]30th Dec 1920Tipperary Military Hospital

14] Thomas MURPHY 1 2 Ballylanders [Ref]1st Jan 1921Glenbrohane

15] David TOBIN 1 2 Glenbrohane1/2 Jan 1921Glenbrohane

16] Edmond CRAWFORD 1 2 Glenlara, Knocklong [Ref]25th Mar 1921Kilmallock Union Hospital

17] James HORAN 1Inch-St. Laurence [Ref]1st May 1921Sraharla, Cork/Limerick border

18] Patrick STARR 1 2Silver Street, Nenagh [Ref]1st May 1921Sraharla, Cork/Limerick border

19] Patrick CASEY 1 2Caherelly [Ref]2nd May 1921Victoria Barracks, Cork

20] John FRAHILL 1 2Rath, Murroe [Ref]2nd May 1921Lackelly

21] Thomas HOWARD 1 2Ballingarry, Glenbrohane [Ref]2nd May 1921Lackelly

22] William O’RIORDAN 1 2Cullane, Ballylanders2nd May 1921Lackelly

23] Patrick RYAN 1 2Annagh, Murroe [Ref]2nd May 1921Lackelly

24] Sean WALL 1 2Bruff [Ref]6th May 1921Rathyvira, Annacarty, Co Tipperary

25] Timothy HENNESSY 1 2Ahabeg, Killonan [Ref]17th May 1921Cork Military Hospital

26] Edmond FOLEY 1 2Duntryleague, Galbally [Ref]7th Jun 1921Mountjoy, Dublin

27] Patrick MAHER 1 2Glenlara, Knocklong [Ref]7th Jun 1921Mountjoy, Dublin

28] John O’MEARA 1 2Ballyhone, Emly [Ref]21st Jun 1921Emly

29] Donald MURPHY 1 Liscarroll, Co Cork [Ref]28th Jul 1922Quarry Hill, Kilmallock

30] Robert BARRY 1Charleville [Ref]4th Aug 1922Kilmallock Hill

31] Hugh O’DONNELL 1Oola [Ref]7th Dec 1922Ballintubber, Kilfinane

32] John O’DEA 1 2Kilteely [Ref] — 1st Apr 1923Lisvernane

and

33] General Liam LYNCH 1 2Anglesboro [Ref] — 10th Apr 1923Newcastle, Co Tipperary

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Documents relating to twenty-two of the above are held in the files of the Military Service Pensions Collection; namely – William SCULLY, Patrick LYNCH, Patrick CLANCY, Michael SCANLAN, Sean RIORDAN, Eamonn MOLONEY, Henry WADE, William SLATTERY, Thomas MURPHY, David TOBIN, Edmond CRAWFORD, James HORAN, Patrick STARR, Patrick CASEY, John FRAHILL, Thomas HOWARD, William O’RIORDAN, Patrick RYAN, Sean WALL, Edmond FOLEY, Patrick MAHER and John O’MEARA.

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