Michael Finbar O'Sullivan

1897 Jul/Sep Birth Michael Finbar O'Sullivan, Cork

1901 census at High St, Cork

1911 census at High St, Cork


There are service records on Ancestry that give 56857 . His address on discharge was 21 High St, Cork. On enlisting his father was given as Jeremiah O'Sullivan of 6 Douglas Rd, Cork

1915 Aug 2. Enlists RAMC

1915 Sep 18 Posted to France

1917 Apr 16 Posted back to UK

1917 Jul 31. Posted to Egypt

1918 Mar 20. Posted to Palestine

1918 Jul Posted to Egypt.

1919 Feb 20 Discharged from RAMC - no longer fit for war service. Suffering from Shell Shock

1919 Feb 21 Re-enlists in RAMC

1919 Jun 21 Discharged from British Army.

His mother gave evidence at the Compensation Claim Case which showed that he had joined the R.A.M.C. and served in Egypt and France, and upon demobilisation got a disability pension. He went to London, where he obtained employment, allowing his mother to draw his disability pension of 24s. a week. Christmas 1920 he returned home on holidays. About 31st January 1921 he told his mother he was about to join the R.A.S.C. His father received such a shock at the son’s death that he died three days after the funeral.

1921 Feb Shot in Cork

IRA Witness Statement

IRA Witness Statement On 22nd February,1921, I was one of an armed party who arrested a spy named Finbar O'Sullivan, a tailor by trade. We were watching for this man for about three weeks and, on the night in question, we located him in a public house in High St.,Cork. We handed him over for execution, which was carried out that night


The Recorder awarded £2,000 [to Kate O’Sullivan] to be levied off the county at large.

Shot by IRA as British spies