Lance Corporal Harold Daker

 

Lance Corporal Harold Daker (aged 28) of D Company, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment (Ellis Quarry, Croghtamore, near the Lough, Cork city)

Date of incident: 10 July 1921 (kidnapped and executed by IRA)

Sources: Death Certificate, 10 July 1921; CE, 12 July 1921; II, 12 July 1921; FJ, 12 July 1921; CWN, 16 July 1921; SS, 16 July 1921; Henchion (2003), 73; Sheehan (2011), 160; Ó Ruairc (2016), 162-75; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014); Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cork-jul-21/dacer/dacer.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cork-jul-21/cork-executions.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014); http://www.theirishstory.com/2016/01/08/the-ellis-quarry-killings/#.VwghgpFN1Zg; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cork-jul-21/d’ydewalle/d’ydewalle.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cork-jul-21/spriggs/Spriggs-d.html (accessed 8 April 2016).   

 

Note: Along with three other soldiers, Daker was killed by the IRA. They were kidnapped near Gaol Cross on 10 July 1921 and executed at Ellis Quarry, Croghtamore, near the Lough, in St Finbarr’s parish. All four were found blindfolded and shot dead. Daker was interred in St Ann’s Churchyard at Chasetown in the town of Burntwood in Staffordshire.

 


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