RIC Constable Edward Carter

 

RIC Constable Edward Carter (aged 19) from Lancashire (Tulligbeg near Ballinhassig)

Date of incident: 3 Feb. 1921

Sources: Death Certificate, 3 Feb. 1921; CE, 4, 5 Feb. 1921; II, 4 Feb. 1921; FJ, 5 5 Feb. 1921; Kerryman, 12 Feb. 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/160/10 (TNA); Weekly Summary of Outrages against the Police (CO 904/148-50, TNA); Edward Sisk’s WS 1505, 4 (BMH); Abbott (2000), 198; ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 142; Leeson (2011), 139. 

 

Note: Constables Edward Carter and William Taylor were shot dead in an ambush at Tulligbeg near Ballinhassig on 3 February 1921 by about sixteen Ballinhassig Company Volunteers. Constable Carter had less than two months of service with the RIC; previously, he had been a porter.

 


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