Edward Hawkins

He worked for the British Army at Victoria Barracks. He was on his way to Bandon railway station to assist in the loading of military stores.


1892 May 1. Born Cork


1911 census at Broad St, Cork


1914 Jun 1. Enlisted in Royal Munster Fusiliers, later transferred to Labour Corps . Pension record shows his death as 20 May 1921. (Served as 382136 Lance Corporal Edward Hawkins, Labour Corps & 6174 Royal Munster Fusiliers)

1914 Jul 19, Marriage of Edward Hawkins and Anne Healy on 19 July 1914


1918 Dec 18 Discharged from Labour Corps "no longer fit for war service"

1921 May 20.

IRA Witness Statement 1921 May 21. :A civilian was arrested as a spy and was subsequently executed. Three further spies were arrested and were wounded at the quarry at Asylum Road.

Compensation Commission Register. Thet British accepted liability and £3,500 was awarded. Register of Compensation Commission (Ireland) Cases of Private Persons (CO 905/15, TNA).


Shot by IRA as British spies