India Mutineers 1920 Centenary

A new Facebook group has been set up to commemorate the Indian Mutiny 1920.

If you have an interest in the Irish Revolution years (1916 – 1923) or had family that took part in the Indian Mutiny in 1920, you may be interested in joining.

Connaught Rangers soldiers based in Jullandar and Solon Barracks in the Punjab, India, staged a mutiny in protest at the atrocities committed by the Black and Tans in Ireland.

Several hundred soldiers took part initially in the mutiny, with sixty-one men court-martialed and convicted. Fourteen men were given death sentences, the death sentences were later commuted to life imprisonment except for one. Private James Joseph Daly was executed on 20 November 1920 at Daghsai Prison. I will write more about the mutiny in the coming months as my great grandfather Charles Kerrigan was one of the men sentenced to death.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/457965884727591/

The purpose of the group is to connect the families of soldiers who partook in the 1920 Mutiny in India, to inform the public about the Mutiny and to remember the soldiers. It is hoped a memorial service can be organised in Glasnevin Cemetery on the 100th centenary which will be the 28th June 2020.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

If you would like to remember one of the Mutineers, you can send a short autobiography on their life or mutiny involvement and I can publish it here on my blog.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “India Mutineers 1920 Centenary

  1. My name is Mary Henry grandaughter of Private James Gorman Tubbercurry who was one of the mutineers. I have been incontact with relatives of Charlie Kerrigan re monument to Sligo mutineeres in Tubbercurry.
    You can contact me on 0872222879

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      1. I am not on facebook but can be contacted by email or phone.(0872222879/0719185750)
        Our plans are well advanced including planning permission to erect monument in Tubbercurry. This is one of the projects supported by Sligo Co Co dedicated to the centenary commemorations of historical events 1918-1923
        I have spoken to Charlie Kerrigans son Teddy .
        If anybody want’s further info I can be contacted by email or phone
        Mary Henry

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