Corporal Charles Rupert Greenwood

 

Corporal Charles Rupert Greenwood (aged 21) of the First Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers Regiment (Headford Junction near Killarney, Co. Kerry, and Central Military Hospital, Cork)

Date of incident: 21 March 1921

Sources: Death Certificate (Cork No. 1 Urban), 22 March 1921; FJ, 22 March 1921; II, 22, 23 March 1921; IT, 23 March 1921; Kerryman, 26 March 1921; Nenagh Guardian, 26 March 1921; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75227720/GREENWOOD,%20CHARLES%20RUPERT (accessed 30 Sept. 2014); http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/headfordjunction/greenwood/greenwood.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/headfordjunction/headford-junction.html (accessed 26 July 2015).

 

Note: Corporal Greenwood was one of a large number of British military casualties when the Kerry IRA attacked a train at Headford Junction near Killarney on 21 March 1921. The IRA reported that as many as twenty British soldiers had been killed, along with two Volunteers and three civilians. The British claimed that their casualties were lower but acknowledged nine soldiers killed and another twelve wounded. Greenwood was wounded by gunfire in the abdomen, bladder, and intestines and died of these injuries and shock the next day at the Central Cork Military Hospital in Cork city, to which he had been conveyed by ambulance. His mother came to Cork city to collect his remains for eventual burial in Britain. See http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/headfordjunction/greenwood/greenwood.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/headfordjunction/headford-junction.html (accessed 26 July 2015).  


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