National Army Soldier James Ryan


National Army Soldier James Ryan of the Army Medical Corps (aged about 30) of 1 First Avenue, Seville Place, Dublin, and 23 Great Western Villas, Phibsboro

Date of incident: 22 Dec. 1922

Sources: II, 27 Dec. 1922; MSPC/2D340 (Military Archives).


Note: Private James Ryan was killed in a motor-vehicle accident at Mitchelstown on 22 December 1922. His wife Annie Ryan claimed that he had been a member of the Irish Volunteers before 1916. She was awarded a dependant’s allowance of 26s. per week. According to his baptismal certificate, James Ryan was born in July 1892. See MSPC/2D340 (Military Archives).

A death notice for James Ryan, ‘A.M.C. [Army Medical Corps], late Limerick’, appeared in the Irish Independent on Wednesday, 27 December 1922, proclaiming that he would be ‘deeply regretted by [his] sorrowing wife and child’, and noting that his funeral would take place after the 10 a.m. Mass on Marlborough Street in Dublin that very day. See II, 27 Dec. 1922.     

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