RIC Auxiliary Cadet Frederick Edgar Shorter

 

RIC Auxiliary Cadet Frederick Edgar Shorter (aged 21) from Middlesex (Rathcoole Wood near Newmarket)

Date of incident: 16 June 1921

Sources: CE, 18, 20 June 1921; CCE, 18 June 1921; FJ, 18 June 1921; II, 6 Oct. 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/159A/22 (TNA); Weekly Summary of Outrages against the Police (CO 904/148-50, TNA); George Power’s WS 451, 20 (BMH); WS 744 of Jeremiah Murphy, Michael Courtney, and Denis Mulchinock, 18-19 (BMH); John Jones’s WS 759, 12-13 (BMH); Patrick O’Brien’s WS 764, 51-55 (BMH); Cornelius Meany’s WS 787, 21-23 (BMH); John Winters’s WS 948, 9-10 (BMH); James O’Connell’s WS 949, 9-10 (BMH); Tadhg McCarthy’s WS 965, 16-17 (BMH); Jeremiah Daly’s WS 1015, 11-13 (BMH); James Cashman’s WS 1270, 14-16 (BMH); Matthew Kelleher’s WS 1319, 10-12 (BMH); Seán Healy’s WS 1339, 15-17 (BMH); Matthew Murphy’s WS 1375, 15-17 (BMH); Pat Lynch, Rebel Cork’s FS, 169-77; O’Connell (1991), 23; O’Donoghue (1954, 1986), 168-69; Abbott (2000), 256-57; Meagher (2004), 63-64; McCall (2010), 127; Kautt (2010), 175-78; Townshend (2013), 294; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014); http://www.theauxiliaries.com/men-alphabetical/men-s/shorter-fe/shorter.html; http://www.theauxiliaries.com/INCIDENTS/rathcoole-ambush/strickland/strickland-report.html; http://www.theauxiliaries.com/INCIDENTS/rathcoole-ambush/rathcoole-ambush.html (accessed 27 Sept. 2015).

 

Note: Shorter was killed along with Auxiliary Cadet Boyd in the Rathcoole ambush. At the Mallow quarter sessions in October 1921 the Recorder of Cork awarded £2,000 in compensation to the parents of Cadet Shorter for the death of their son in the ambush at Rathcoole Wood on the previous 16 June. See II, 6 Oct. 1921. Cadet Shorter had been serving as a member of C Company of the ADRIC for less than seven months at the time of his death.  


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