RIC Head Constable Patrick Brosnan 51727 - Casualty at Dublin Castle 25.04.1916 Sgt. Major, Royal Irish Dus._edited_edited

Head Constable Patrick Brosnan (1865-1916), RIC 51727 was born in 1865 in Dunmanway, Co. Cork. He joined the RIC on 28 April 1886. He was promoted acting sergeant in 1894, sergeant in 1896 and head constable in 1908. He retired in 1911 and became musketry instructor with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers with the rank of sergeant major (15231) at Armagh and Finner Camp, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. He also served in WW1. While stationed at Buncrana he had a sort period of leave which he used to visit his wife and children who lived in family quarters in Dublin Castle. He had been given an extension to his leave and was due back on the 25th of April 1916. When the Rebels attacked Dublin Castle on the 24th of April Brosnan offered his services to the Castle garrison. He went outside for a few minutes and spotted a rebel taking aim at one of the soldiers posted inside the castle, he disarmed the rebel but was soon after shot by a soldier who mistook him for one of the attackers as he was wearing civilian clothes at the time. He died on the 25th of April 1916. He is remembered as a military casualty on the memorial wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

RIC Head Constable Christopher Flaherty 45823 - Casualty 1916 as a civilian - grave in Mount Jerome

Head Constable Christopher (O)’Flaherty (1861-1916) RIC 45823 was born in 1861 in Dublin. He joined the RIC in 1886. He was promoted head constable and he retired in 1910, having been the head constable in charge of Antrim Road police station in Belfast. He returned to Dublin and was employed as  a commercial traveller with a brewery. On 25 April 1916 he was standing outside the door of No.120, Pembroke Road, Dublin when he was shot dead by a sniper. He was unmarried and he is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin. He is also remembered as a civilian casualty on the memorial wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.