Volunteer Patrick Flynn

 

Volunteer Patrick Flynn (aged 25) of Monee West (Mourne Abbey)

Date of incident: 15 Feb. 1921

Sources: CE, 17 Feb. 1921; Irish Bulletin, 4:61 (5 April 1921); Military Inquests, WO 35/148/43 (TNA); George Power’s WS 451, 17 (BMH); Richard Willis and John Bolster’s WS 808, 12-13 (BMH); Tadhg McCarthy’s WS 965, 9-11 (BMH); Leo O’Callaghan’s WS 978, 15-18 (BMH); Jeremiah Daly’s WS 1015, 6-8 (BMH); Tadhg Looney’s WS 1196, 9-14 (BMH); John Ronayne’s WS 1269, 7-10 (BMH); John O’Sullivan’s WS 1376, 9-11 (BMH); O’Donoghue (1954, 1986), 136-37; Last Post (1976), 80; ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 143; http://homepage.eircom.net/~corkcounty/Timeline/Mourne%20Abbey.htmhttp://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/objectfocus/razor (17 Sept. 2015); Mourne Abbey Memorial, Knockmourne, Mallow.     

 

Note: Flynn was one of the four Volunteers who were killed or mortally wounded at Mourne Abbey. He died on 22 February 1921 of blood poisoning from a gunshot wound. He was in 1911 the only son of the Monee West farmer David Flynn and his wife Eliza. He had three younger sisters at that point, but his stepmother had recently given birth to an infant girl, and it is likely that the family was larger at the time of his death a decade later.    


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