RIC Constable Albert Rundle

RIC Constable Albert Rundle (aged 26) from London (Glandore)

Date of incident: 21 Oct. 1920

Sources: CE, 22, 23 Oct., 8 Nov. 1920; II, 23, 28 Oct., 6, 8 Nov. 1920, 19 Jan. 1921; CCE, 6 Nov. 1920; Weekly Summary of Outrages against the Police, Oct. 1920 (CO 904/148-50, TNA); Stephen Holland’s WS 649, 1 (BMH); ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 139; Abbott (2000), 135.


Note: Rundle was also mortally wounded in the IRA attack on ‘four police recruits, all Englishmen,’ at Glandore on 21 October 1920. A military doctor stated that he suffered from ‘many small scattered wounds on the left side of the abdomen and chest’—clearly from a shotgun blast. Shotgun pellets had penetrated his abdomen. He died of his wounds at the Cork Military Hospital on 4 November 1920. See CE, 8 Nov. 1920. Constable Rundle, like his dead comrade Constable Rippingale, had been a member of the RIC for merely three months; he had been a soldier and a rubber worker before joining the force.

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