RIC Constable Ernest Dray

 

RIC Constable Ernest Dray (aged 21) from Kent (Midleton)

Date of incident: 29 Dec. 1920

Sources: II, 1 Jan. 1921; CE, 3 Jan. 1921; CC, 4 Jan. 1921; RIC County Inspector’s Monthly Report, Cork City and East Riding, Dec. 1920 (CO 904/113, TNA); Weekly Summary of Outrages against the Police, Dec. 1920 (CO 904/148-50, TNA); Joseph Aherne’s WS 1367, 40-42 (BMH); Michael Kearney’s WS 1418, 20 (BMH); Patrick J. Whelan’s WS 1449, 44-47 (BMH); John Kelleher’s WS 1456, 22 (BMH); Patrick J. Higgins’s WS 1467, 3 (BMH); Daniel Cashman’s WS 1523, 7-9 (BMH); Diarmuid O’Leary’s WS 1589, 3-4; Falvey (1998), 145; ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 141; Abbott (2000), 168-69; irishmedals.org (accessed28 July 2014).

 

Note: Dray was badly wounded in the Midleton ambush and died on 31 December 1920. He had only six months of service with the RIC; he had been a soldier before joining the force.

 


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