John Sullivan Lynch

1890 Born

1908 Jul 13 Enlisted in British Army (from SWB record)

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) Regimental Number: 10897 Previous Units: 2/Connaught Rangers 9375 Pte, 6/Connaught Rangers 9375, 2/Leinster Regt 10897


1920 Nov Married

1919 MAr 5. Discharged from British Army. Sickness and given a SWB

1921 May 9 Kidnapped from his house

1921 Jun 5 Shot Cork


IRA Witness Statement About the same time a spy named Lynch living on the Carrigrohane road in a house which was also occupied by Patrick O'Sullivan a brother of Joe, who was executed for the shooting of Sir Henry Wilson , had to go on the run. This man was an Englishman so J. Ahern and T.O'Keeffe watched his movements and saw him entering the Orderly Room of the Military Barracks on several occasions and reported to Leo Murphy, who informed the Brigade. He was arrested shortly afterwards and shot by 'H' Company, 1st Battalion, whose area he was living in.He was buried about 20 yards from the Republican Plot.


His widow was awarded £2650 compensation in Compensation Commission Register and liability was split 50/50, and with a note that £2,650 was awarded. Register of Compensation Commission (Ireland) Cases of Private Persons (CO 905/15, TNA).


1924 Jun 10 His widow remarries.


Shot by IRA as British spies