Civilian Timothy Herlihy

Civilian Timothy Herlihy (aged about 60) of Coolyduff (Carrigrohane Beg) in Innishcarra parish (near Carrigrohane)

Date of incident: 9 March 1921

Sources: Death Certificate (Cork Urban No. 1), 12 March 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/151A/62 (TNA).


Note: An agricultural labourer, Herlihy was involved in a bad road accident near Carrigrohane, when a military lorry caused a jennet to go out of control, throwing Herlihy out of the cart with such force that he received serious injuries to his spine. Admitted to the Cork District Hospital, he died there of his injuries on 12 March 1921. He left a wife and eight children.

In 1911 he and his wife Hannah and their then seven living children (eight born) occupied a house with four rooms at Coolyduff in Innishcarra parish. Three daughters and four sons resided with them, with the children ranging in age from 2 to 13. One other child was born after 1911.    

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