Godfrey Jasper

 

1889 Jun 20 Born Shropshire (RIC)

1901 census in Bridgnorth, Shropshire

1916 Aug 31, Married Shropshire. to Gertrude Hall

I cannot get a service record

1919 May 7. Discharged from Army

1920 Jun 29 Joined RIC as a Black & Tan. He was an ex-soldier, previously a groom

1920 Aug 1. Posted to Limerick

1920 Sep 20 Dismissed from RIC

1920 Oct 29. Shot in Kerry and secretly buried

IRA Witness Statement. About the end of September, a Black and Tan, called "Jaspar", who was involved in the death of an I.R.A. man, named Kennedy, was arrested by the Tralee I.R.A. and brought to Ardfert where we held him prisoner for about five weeks. On the 29th October he was taken to the sandhills at Carrahane and shot dead and buried there

IRA Witness Statement An inquest was held on my brother though it was prohibited by a Government telegram to the Coroner, Dr. John O'Connell ,I.L.D., and a verdict of wilful murder was returned against as oldier ,known as Ginger George and Jaspar a Black and Tan. The soldier named Ginger George was transferred to another English Regiment but Jaspar the Black and Tan was captured and executed, despite my protest, and buried in the Ranna sandhills His remains were subsequently exposed by the blowing away of the sand and I had his corpse transferred to England by the Kerry County Council for burial. I had already certified his execution so that his wife and family could get the compensation paid by the British Government.

 

 

Shot by IRA as British spies