RIC Sergeant John Flynn

RIC Sergeant John Flynn (aged 51) from Kildysart, Co. Clare (Ahawadda Cross near Timoleague)

Date of incident: 10 May 1920

Sources: CC, 11 May 1920; CE, 11, 12 May 1920; II, 11 May, 10, 12, 25 Oct. 1920; CWN, 15 May 1920; Weekly Summary of Outrages against the Police, May 1920 (CO 904/148-50, TNA); WS 560 of James O’Mahony et al., 8 (BMH); Michael Coleman’s WS 1254, 4-5 (BMH); Denis O’Brien’s WS 1306, 3-4 (BMH); James Moloney’s WS 1310, 5-6 (BMH); Michael J. Crowley’s WS 1603, 5 (BMH); Abbott (2000), 75-76; ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 135; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014). 

Note: Flynn was mortally wounded in the chest when ambushed at Ahawadda Cross in the midst of a police cycle patrol from the RIC barracks in Timoleague to Dunworly. Flynn had been a member of the RIC for twenty-five years at the time of his death. Much earlier in his life he had been a farmer.  

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