Major George B O'Connor, executed 10 Jul 1921

 

 

Gerald Murphy in the Year of Disappearances says that O'Donoghue blamed O'Connor for sending a message to Capt Kelly, Intelligence Officer, detailing correctly the movements of IRA staff officers. The IRA made an unsucessful attempt to kill O'Connor in Feb 1921 but wounded his wife instead.

 

1852 born

1910 Jan 7. Stands for election in College Green

1910 Mar 18. Appointed Vice President of Tariff Reform League

1911 census at Hop Island, Douglas, Cork. Major Retired 6th Dragoons, Historical & Political Writer

1913 Jun 2. Speech to thank speakers at Unionist Meeting in Cork

1914 Apr 22. Proposes a motion at the Kingston & Dalkey branch of Dublin Women's Unionist Club. Note he did not see war coming

1921 Jul 11. Killed by IRA in Dublin

 

1921 Probate

 

WO 374/51109 for his Officers file