Sergeant Thomas Arthur Bennett

 

Sergeant Thomas Arthur Bennett (aged 27) of the Royal Army Service Corps (Annagh Beg near Ballinhassig, or Toureen)

Date of incident: 22 Oct. 1920

Sources: II, 23, 28 Oct. 1920; CE, 23, 25, 26, 28 Oct. 1920; CC, 23 Oct. 1920; CCE, 23 Oct. 1920; CWN, 6 Nov. 1920; Frank Neville’s WS 443, 5 (BMH); Michael Coleman’s WS 1254, 7 (BMH); Ted O’Sullivan’s WS 1478, 23-24 (BMH); Michael J. Crowley’s WS 1603, 9 (BMH); Daniel Canty’s WS 1619, 17-19 (BMH); James Doyle’s WS 1640, 11-13 (BMH); Maurice Donovan’s WS 1736, 2-4 (BMH); Rebel Cork’s FS, 102-3; Barry (1949, 1989), 28-31; Sheehan (2011), 120; ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 139; Kautt (2010), 153-56; Donnelly (2010), 186-95; Commonwealth War Graves Commission;

http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/ballinhassig/ballinhassig.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/ballinhassig/bennett/bennett.html (accessed 1 Aug. 2014).  

 

Note: Bennett died on 23 October of bullet wounds received in the Ballinhassig ambush a day earlier. The fatal bullet had passed through both sides of the thorax, damaging his left lung and his spinal column. He was buried in St Peter and St Paul Churchyard at Shorne in Kent.

 


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