RIC Constable Martin Mullen

RIC Constable Martin Mullen (aged 61) from Waterford city (Ballyrichard near Midleton)

Date of incident: 29 Dec. 1920

Sources: II, 31 Dec. 1920, 1 Jan. 1921; CE, 3 Jan. 1921; CC, 4 Jan. 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/155A/63 (TNA); RIC County Inspector’s Monthly Report, Cork City and East Riding, Dec. 1920 (CO 904/113, TNA); Weekly Summary of Outrages against the Police, Dec. 1920 (CO 904/148-50, TNA); Joseph Aherne’s WS 1367, 40-42 (BMH); Michael Kearney’s WS 1418, 20 (BMH); Patrick J. Whelan’s WS 1449, 44-47 (BMH); ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 141; Abbott (2000), 168-69; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014).


Note: Mullen was mortally wounded in the Ballyrichard ambush on 29 December 1920. He was shot in the lung and died half an hour later. He left a wife and four children. A Waterford native, his remains were returned to that city for burial. See CC, 4 Jan. 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/155A/63 (TNA).

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