Henry & Thomas Fitzgerald

1880 Sep 21 . Henry Fitzgerald baptised Annakissy, Cork

 

1889 Dec Thomas Fitzgerald born

 

1901 census at Lissanisky, Carraig, Cork

 

1911 census at Lissanisky, Carraig, Cork

 

1915 Oct 26. Married Annie Neenan

 

Served as 102762 Private Henry Fitzgerald, Royal Fusiliers. Pension card states-Fitzgerald Henry (alias). Searching with his service number, 102762 brings up Private Joseph Ivers, 9/995, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 102762, Royal Fusiliers, and 412905, Labour Corps.

1915 Dec 19 landed in France

Left Army. He was an ex-serviceman when he was murdered

1921 May 28. Taken from their home at night and shot

 

IRA Witness Statement Two spies executed near Kilavullen, suspected of informing on Tom Hunter. He was lucky to escape when the raid took place.

 

1921 Oct. The Recorder of Cork, sitting at Mallow awarded £1,000 to Mrs Anne Fitzgerald, the widow of Thomas Fitzgerald. In addition, the Recorder granted £600 to each of the widow’s three chidren and £350 to the mother of the two executed men. A solicitor for the plaintiff told the Recorder that shortly before his death, ‘the government gave Henry £75 to buy a horse and car, and that might be the cause of his death’.

 

Shot by IRA as British spies