RIC Constable William Carroll


RIC Constable William Carroll of Galway (Douglas)

Date of incident: 14 Sept. 1920

Sources: CE, 15 Sept. 1920; Weekly Summary of Outrages against the Police, Sept. 1920 (CO 904/148-50, TNA); Abbott (2000), 315.


Note: Constable Carroll was killed in a traffic accident near the workhouse in Douglas on 14 September 1920 after he and two other members of the Auxiliary police commandeered the van of a Cork timber and iron company. While speeding in this vehicle, the three Black and Tans had a fatal accident in which the driver Constable Carroll was killed and two other people were injured. See CE, 15 Sept. 1920. 

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