Civilian John or Jack Kenure

Civilian John or Jack Kenure (aged 26) of Power’s Lane, Youghal (near Youghal)

Date of incident: 31 May 1921

Sources: CE, 1, 6 June 1921; CCE, 4 June 1921; SS, 4 June 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/152/81 (TNA).

Note: On the day of the great land-mine explosion that devastated the Hampshire regimental band outside Youghal, the local Catholic curate Fr T. Roche was being driven to Fanisk to say Mass; his driver, the Youghal jarvey Jack Kenure, refused to stop after being ordered to do so by the military, and when troops opened fire, Fr Roche was wounded and Kenure was killed. He died on the Bog Road, just south of the main Youghal-Killeagh Road. Decribed as ‘a respectable, steady young man’, Kenure was about to be married. He was in 1911 one of the seven children (four sons and three daughters) of the Youghal fisherman Deglan Kenure and his wife Bridget.

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