RIC Auxiliary Cadet Cyril Dunstan Wakefield Bayley

 

RIC Auxiliary Cadet Cyril Dunstan Wakefield Bayley (aged 22) from Manchester (Kilmichael ambush)

Date of incident: 28 Nov.  1920

Sources: CE, 30 Nov., 1, 3 Dec. 1920; II, 30 Nov., 6 Dec. 1920; CCE, 4 Dec. 1920; Military Inquests, WO 35/152/1 (TNA); Patrick O’Brien’s WS 812, 14-17 (BMH); Timothy Keohane’s WS 1295, 5-7 (BMH); Edward Young’s WS 1402, 13-16 (BMH); Barry (1949, 1989), 36-51; Deasy (1973), 169-76; Hart (1998), 21-38; Abbott (2000), 156-63; Kautt (2010), 99-118; Leeson (2011), 101, 129; Sheehan (2011), 14, 30, 121, 146; Morrison (2012), 160-72; Townshend (2013), 210-15; Murphy (2014), 65-156; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014); http://www.theauxiliaries.com/men-alphabetical/men-b/bayley/bayley.html (accessed 27 Sept. 2015); http://theauxiliaries.com/companies/c-coy/c-coy.html (accessed 28 April 2016).   

 

Note: A native of Lancashire, Bayley was one of the Auxiliaries killed or mortally wounded in perhaps the single greatest disaster suffered by crown forces in Ireland during the war of 1919-21. He had been a member of the ADRIC for less than two months. He ‘was interred at the Southern Cemetery, Manchester. He was formerly in the R.A.F., and during the last rites an aeroplane circled overhead. The Manchester Regt. supplied the firing party of 40. On the coffin was a tiny tribute of flowers sent by a lady at Macroom.’ See II, 6 Dec. 1920.  


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