Civilian Charles Penrose Johnston

 

Civilian Charles Penrose Johnston (aged about 64) of 104 Upper Rathmines, Dublin (Upton train ambush)

Date of incident: 15 Feb. 1921

Sources: Death Certificate, 15 Feb. 1921; CE, 16, 17, 18, 21 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). See esp. FJ, 3 June 1921.

 

Note: A commercial traveler, Johnston was one of eight civilians who were killed or died of their wounds in the Upton train ambush on 15 February 1921. He died at Upton station of gunshot wounds. Johnston had been born in Cork city and was working there as a coal agent at the time of the 1911 census, when he and his family resided at 3 Glanmire Road (Middle). He and his wife Emily Maud had six children in 1911, including four co-resident daughters and one son ranging in age from 8 to 19 years old. 


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