Hugh Newman

The County Inspector's report for Jun 1921 notes that Hugh Newman was not gving any information to the RIC "He never gave us any information nor had any to give as the IRA take good care that loyal people such as this ex-soldier are kept in the dark as to their movements or intended movements" and "as a fine type of manhood who spoke his mind freely. He was an R.C. in religion but a strong oponent of Sinn Fein . This was the cause of his murder as even from the IRA point of view this man was a spy"

The Inquest showed that he had recently applied to join the The Veterans Corps (similar to Corps of Commissionaires) which consisted of older ex-servicemen and carried out security duties at government offices.

1882 Born Co Cavan

 

1911 census at Lisdeegin, Clonervy, Cavan

 

1913 Married Co Cavan

 

Enlisted in Royal Irish Fusiliers in 1st Garrison Battalion,. 25413 Pte. And did not serve overseas

 

 

1921 Jun 29. Shot Cavan

Only these three pages of the inquest are in the British files, the rest are missing

 

Shot by IRA as British spies