Private Thomas Charles Watling

 

Private Thomas Charles Watling of the Essex Regiment (Kilbree near Clonakilty)

Date of incident: soon after 3 Dec. 1920 (executed as intelligence operative and disappeared by IRA)

Sources: British Forces Missing (Military Archives, A/0909); SS, 30 Oct. 1971; Barry (1949, 1989), 52-55; Commonwealth War Graves Commission;

http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/essex-deserters/essex-deserters.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/essex-deserters/watson/watson.html (accessed 3 Aug. 2014).

 

Note: A self-declared deserter from the Essex Regiment in Bandon, Private Watling was executed as an intelligence operative at Kilbree near Clonakilty (along with Private Taylor) by the West Cork Brigade after the killing of three Bandon Volunteers by British forces. See case of Private Percy Taylor, same date.


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