Sgt Michael Brannan MM,

There is no reason to assume that this was a spy shooting, he was probably shot as a policeman

1894 Dec 27. Born South Shields , Durham

1914 Aug 29. Enlisted in RFA

1915 Aug 22. Lands in France

1917 Jan 16. Married Amelia Alice Marshall at Great Yarmouth.

1917 May 3. Letter on his file saying that Army cannot contact his wife, Amelia Alice, at the address on his records 19 Row 142, Great Yarmouth

1919 Mar 7. Transferred to Reserve

1919 Jun 13. MM gazetted - shows he enlisted at Great Yarmouth

1921 May 20 Enlisted in RIC # 81087

1921 Jun 12. Shot in Rainsford St, Dublin.

Const Michael Brannan, 26 and Const John Frederick Smith, 25. Died 12 June 1921. Attacked and shot by three men who approached them in the street.

 

Basil Thompson