Charles Edward McRae

1885 Mar 5. Born Surrey

1891 census at Wandsworth. London

1901 census in London

1902 Jul 7. Attested to 7th Hussars. He gave his mothers 's address, but sais his father's address was not known

1902 Sep 19 Discharged for mis-stating his age on enlisting

1911 census at 112 Forrest Rd, Dalston. London


1914 Jun 16. Married Margaret Greenwood in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

1914 Aug 19. Landed in France. So he had to have been in the Army before the war.

1920 Apr 16 Enlisted in RIC. Posted to Killaloe.

1920 Nov 11. Gets a 1st Class Favourable Mention and £10. I suspect this should read 17 Nov.

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.

1921 Feb 28 Resigned from RIC to better his position

1921 Apr 7 Re-joined RIC with benefit of previous service. Posted to Galway

1922 Feb 2. Disbanded with RIC

1939 Register. Living at Grove Cottage Middle Row , Penrith R.D., Cumberland, He is a retired RIC Constable

1949 Jan 31 Died in Durham


Killaloe Bridge deaths