Civilian William Finn

 

Civilian William Finn (aged 25), (Upton train ambush) 

Date of incident: 15 Feb. 1921

Sources: Death Certificate, 15 Feb. 1921; CE, 16, 17, 18 Feb., 31 March 1921; CC, 16 Feb., 31 March 1921; FJ, 16 Feb., 3 June 1921; CCE, 19, 26 Feb. 1921; IT, 21 Feb. 1921, 31 March 1921; CWN, 26 Feb. 1921; Florence O’Donoghue Papers, MS 31,301/1, 3 (NLI); Military Inquests, WO 35/159B/12 (TNA); Malicious Injury Claims, Box 16/76, Cork County Secretary Files (CCCA); Frank Neville’s WS 443, 12-14 (BMH); Deasy (1973), 222-23; http://www.theirishstory.com/2011/02/15/today-in-irish-history-–-the-upton-ambush-february-15-1921/#.U-2IrBbOTHg (accessed 14 Aug. 2014).  

 

Note: A merchant seaman and marine fireman on the SS Auby lying in Barry Docks at Cardiff, Finn was one of eight civilians who were killed or died of their wounds in the Upton train ambush on 15 February 1921. He died of gunshot wounds at Upton station. Finn had been trained at the Baltimore Fishery School and was travelling there when he met an untimely death at Upton. See CE, 18 Feb. 1921.

 


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