Thomas Morris

1864 Born Co Galway. His sisters Birth Cert shows their mother was Bridget (nee Jourdan) and father John Morris

1882 Aug 4. Enlisted in RIC

1882 Dec 1. Posted to Waterford

1885 Jan 1. Posted to Galway E R

1889 Oct 19 Posted to West Meath

1892 Dec 13 Posted to Galway ER

1894 Sep 15 Leaves RIC with a gratuity . Constable

1895 His sister married in Kilvarra. Correct sister from her married name in Inquiry. Gives their father as John Morris


1901 census . The Morris family is at Loughcurra South (Kinvarra, Galway). But Thomas is not there


1919 Feb 20 Discharged from British Army


1921 Apr 2. Shot Co Galway

IRA Witness Statement

IRA Witness Statement One spy was executed in my area. His name was James Morris and he lived one mile from the town of Kinvara.Two further cases of suspected spying were also investigated but there was not sufficient proof in either case and they were dropped. None of the local R.I.C. was friendly. They all accompanied the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries on their raids.

IRA Witness Statement At this time, in the Kinvara area it was proved to the I.R.A. that a man, named Morriss, was giving information to the barrack. A trap was set for him and he wa spromt1y executed by the Kinvar aCompany




Shot by IRA as British spies