Private Henry Woods


Private Henry Woods of the Royal Fusiliers (Blarney railway station)

Date of incident: 9 June 1921

Sources: CE, 10 June 1921; CC, 10 June 1921; FJ, 10 June 1921; II, 10 June 1921; Commonwealth War Graves Commission;; (accessed 8 Aug. 2014).


Note: Woods accidentally shot himself near the heart at the Blarney railway station and died of his wounds. He was one of two soldiers travelling on the engine of the train scheduled to reach Cork city at 9:20 a.m. The use of soldiers in this way was designed to prevent robbery of the mails and other kinds of IRA attacks.

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