“They found him outside the Distillery… with a bullet wound in the head”: 1.55pm

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Cornmarket Station of Origin Date 25 4 1916 Received at 1.55pm Sent at 2.00pm

From SS Griffin To Chief Superintendent, Provost Marshal and OC Wellington Barracks

Constable Fairbrothers 38A reports that about 1pm 25th of this month, a soldier in uniform was taken in a cart into the Coombe Hospital dead by a man named J Ford 30 upper Mercer Street and another man who stated he was Ford’s father, who stated they found him outside the Distillery at Marrowbone Lane, with a bullet wound in the head. Two orders for Rations were found on him, addressed to the officers in charge of supplies Royal Barracks and OC Details issue Stores Kings Bridge, while shows that he belongs to Wellington Barracks. Both documents are now here. Dr Morris assistant House Surgeon states he was dead when admitted. Body now lies in the Hospital.

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