Edward Canning


This is a complete mystery. No Edward Canning in census in Roscommon, nearest is at Edgeworth, Longford in 1911

No reports in papers of anyone fitting his description missing

appeared on the list of ‘missing persons’ published in the Irish Times of 22 August 1921.

RETURN OF CIVILIANS - MISSING OR KIDNAPPED and not yet accounted for on 1st July, 1921.

1920 Nov 1. Kidnapped Rosscommon

There is no death cert as he was never found. But nothing in the press or in censuses




Shot by IRA as British spies