Patrick Ray

IRA Executions 1921 (NLI, Collins Papers, Microfilm 920). On Aug 1921 "Missing" List . He was kidnapped and executed. His body has never been found

 

1883 Jan 25 Born

 

1891 Jan 5. His mother died. (I cannot find a death cert)

 

1899 Aug 17. His father appears to have died in the Mallow workhouse leaving the family orphaned

 

1897 Oct 10 Attested as a Boy in RMF

1899 Nov 27 Transferred to Regular Army in RMF

 

1904 Jul 24 Married Catherine Murphy in Tralee

 

1905 Jun 4. Child born in Tralee

 

1908 A child born in India serving with RMF

 

1911 census with RMF in India

1912 Child born in Rangoon

The 1st battalion RMF was called back from Rangoon at the outbreak of World War One, and stationed at home prior to its despatch to Gallipoli where it took part in the initial landings of 25 April 1915.The Munsters would remain in Gallipoli throughout the campaign, and would be evacuated in January 1916. An account of the RMF landing at Gallipoli is at this site

1915 Apr 28 Lands in Balkans with RMF

 

1915 Oct 15. Discharged RMF as unfit medically

 

1916 Jul 22 Joins RDF

 

1918 Jul 8 Discharged RDF - sickness, Silver War Badge

 

The RDF Pension card shows his address as Church Hill. Passage West. Which is where he was kidnapped in 1921

 

1921 Jan 23. Shot Cork

 

 

 

 

Shot by IRA as British spies