Sapper Albert Edward Powell

Sapper Albert Edward Powell (aged 20) of the 33rd Fortress Company, Royal Engineers (Ellis Quarry, Croghtamore, near the Lough, Cork city)

Date of incident: 10 July 1921 (kidnapped and executed by IRA)

Sources: Death Certificate, 10 July 1921; CE, 12 July 1921; II, 12 July 1921; FJ, 12 July 1921; CWN, 16 July 1921; SS, 16 July 1921; Henchion (2003), 73; Sheehan (2011), 160; Ó Ruairc (2016), 162-75; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014); Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.htmlhttp://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cork-jul-21/powell/powell.htmlhttp://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cork-jul-21/cork-executions.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014); http://www.theirishstory.com/2016/01/08/the-ellis-quarry-killings/#.VwghgpFN1Zghttp://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cork-jul-21/d’ydewalle/d’ydewalle.htmlhttp://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cork-jul-21/spriggs/Spriggs-d.html (accessed 8 April 2016).   


Note: Along with three other soldiers, Powell was killed by the IRA. They were kidnapped near Gaol Cross on 10 July 1921 and executed at Ellis Quarry, Croghtamore, near the Lough, in St Finbarr’s parish. All four were found blindfolded and shot dead. Powell was interred in All Saints Cemetery at Nunhead in the London borough of Southwark.

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