Civilian James Lacy


Civilian James Lacy (aged 40) of the Ketch Isabella from Gloucester, England (Youghal)

Date of incident: 4 Nov. 1922

Sources: CE, 6, 7 Nov. 1922; FJ, 7 Nov. 1922; II, 7, 10 Nov. 1922; SS, 11 Nov. 1922; Keane (2017), 321, 419.

Note: The English seaman James Lacy and his shipmate Samuel Jones, followed by Captain Arthur Jones, were proceeding up Grattan Street in Youghal when they were challenged by the Free State sentry at the Constabulary Barracks. If they heard the challenge, they did not think that it was intended for them. The sentry fired, hitting both Samuel Jones and Lacy with the same bullet. Lacy died instantly and Samuel Jones very soon afterwards in the hospital. See CE, 6, 7 Nov. 1922.

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