Private George Henry Caen


Private George Henry Caen (Service Number 3514271) of the Manchester Regiment (missing from Ballincollig Military Barracks, abducted, executed, and disappeared by IRA)

Date of incident: 24 June 1921

Sources:; (accessed 21 Aug. 2015); Pre-Truce Absentees from British Troops in Ireland (Military Archives, A/07304); Murphy (2010), 336.


Note: Caen was officially reported missing from Ballincollig Military Barracks on 24 June 1921. The authorities initially believed that he was a deserter, but it is ‘now accepted’ that he was taken in hand by the IRA and executed. See

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