John Brennan

He is a man who joined RIC before 1915, and not a Black & Tan. the RIC constable's witness evidence for the Killaloe Bridge inquest says that he had known the shot men for 7 years. He therefore had been in RIC at least 7 years. This man was posted to Clare in 1893 and was given a 1st class Favourable Mention the day after the Killaloe Bridge deaths

1872 Born Stone Bridge, Wexford

1893 Jan 16. Enlisted in RIC,

1893 Sep 16. , posted to Clare. At Scarriff.

1917 Feb 8 Married in Roscommon

1920 Nov 17. He is one of RIC detachment at the time of the Killaloe Bridge murders . He was one of the 6 policemen who shot the 4 men on the bridge.

1920 Nov 18 He gets a "1 Favourable Record" on his service record and £10 bonus. Favourable Records of the first class are awarded only in cases where officers or men have shown,in the disharge of police duties,exceptional zeal,intelligence,or ability,exceeding that which is to be expected from zealous and efficient members of their rank with similar opportunities. Such records are invariably accompanied by grants from the Constabulary Force Fund.

1920 Nov 19 Promoted Sergeant (Special)

1922 Jan 26 Posted to Gormanston

1922 Feb 6. Disbanded

1922 May 8. Disbanded from Gormanston with a £195 a year pension



Killaloe Bridge deaths