Denis O'Loughlin QSA

1872 Born Tralee, Kerry son of Thomas Loughlin

1891 Feb 26. His record He enlists with Munsters. He previously served As Loughlin rather than O'Loughlin but it is right service no from MIC

1893 Feb 1. Transfers to R Irish Fusiliers

1899 Oct 23. Departed for South Africa

1900 Jul 26 Admitted to hospital in Kimberley with Ague for 43 days

1902 Aug 24 Returns to UK

1902 Oct/Dec MArries in Tralee

1903 Aug 25. Leaves army at termination of engagement

1911 census living in 23 Broguemakers, Tralee

1915 Jun 13 He re-enlists with Munsters

1915 Dec 17 Lands in France

1916 Feb 19. Returns to UK

1919 Feb 13. Transfers to R Irish Fusiliers

1919 Mar 15 To Reserves

1921 Jan/Feb joined RIC no 78430, ADRIC no 644 in V & D Division. Attached to H Coy as a driver

1921 Apr 21. Shot and killed in a public house Knightly's Bar in Main St, Tralee. The IRA shot two men as part of a vicious round of tit for tat killings by both sides following the murder of District Inspector MacKinnon. The IRA executed a Black and Tan Constable, Cornelius P Meade from Sussex. He was captured and then executed at Ballyseedy and his body buried in a bog at Ballyfinane. His body was only recovered 29 Sep 1926.

Loughlin was the second of the IRA executions. He was said to have worked as a cook. Dan Keating, Jimmy O’Connor and Percy Hanafin were suspected of the killing, and were forced to go on the run.

The inquiry ascertained the following