27 Feb 1921 - Goresbridge - prisoner shot and wounded


T/Cadet JG Cooney was courtmartialed for the shooting of a prisoner on a tender, near Goresbridge.

5 or 6 tenders of ADRIC were dispatched to Goresbridge when they received intelligence at Woodstock of an impending ambush there. About 6 prisoners were taken as hostages along with the ADRIC convoy. Cooney's revolver went off and one of the prisoners was shot in the mouth. Wounded, but not killed.

A court martial accused Cooney of unlawfully shooting the prisoner. He was cleared. It is rare that the charge was brought under these circumstances