Civilian John Lucey

Civilian John Lucey (aged about 31) of Ballymacthomas, Cork city (Cattle Market Street, Cork)

Date of incident: 11 June 1921

Sources: CE, 13 June 1921; CC, 13 June 1921; FJ, 13, 18 June 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/153A/49 (TNA); Borgonovo (2007), 165; Murphy (2010), 41.

Note: His comrades stated that Lucey (an engine fitter aged about 31) was shot dead in the chest by a British curfew patrol of the Staffordshire Regiment while they were standing on a street corner and while he was playing with a mouse. Another young man was wounded, apparently by the same curfew patrol. See CE, 13 June 1921. Other accounts indicate that the shooting by the patrol took place in Cattle Market Street at about 10:15 p.m. Lucey was badly wounded in the chest and back and was rushed to the North Infirmary, but he was dead upon admission.

In 1911 the engine fitter John Lucey (then aged 21) lived as a boarder with his relatives, the Cork Corporation employee Andrew O’Connell, his wife Bridget, and their daughter Mary, at 89 North Main Street in Cork.  

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