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James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« on: Saturday 06 February 10 13:03 GMT (UK) »
I am tryin to trace any family related to James Joseph Daly of Tyrellespass. He was a member of the Connaught Rangers in India in 1920 where hewas shot for mutiny. Anyone who knew of him or his relatives, I would love to hear from you. thanks

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Re: James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 May 11 20:29 BST (UK) »
Hi

iknow you posted this ages ago... but James Daly was my great uncle and i am trying to find relatives through this connection!

please get in touch!

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Re: James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 May 11 22:05 BST (UK) »
Hiya, My name is Patricia Daly, my grandad and James were brothers. I dont know a great deal about the family but I have heard stories.My grandfather was called kit (Christopher) and we all live in Salford Manchester.  Grandad died when my father was 4 yars of age. Please write back and I will tell you what little I know. with love from a long lost cousin. lol

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Re: James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 May 11 11:45 BST (UK) »
lots of information about James Daly, if you used google or ask jeeves type in the box - James Daly shot for mutiney in India in 1920
http://irishmedals.org/gpage6.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&Grid=595056448
http://country-standard.blogspot.com/2009/08/connaught-rangers-mutiny-in-india-for.html
http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/11/02/1920-James-Daly-Connaught-Rangers-Mutineer
you might have to type these address yourselve

James Daly was shot in 1920 at Wellingon Barractks in Jullundur

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Re: James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 May 11 11:59 BST (UK) »
http://www.findagrave.com
then click on find a new grave, then type in the memorial box 49231754

it says that in 1970 his remains were brought back to Ireland and given a military funeral, a monument stands to the memory of the mutineers in Glasnevin Graveyard

his mother was called Kate
his plot in the cemetry is DS28
he was born in 1899 in Ballymore, County Galway

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Re: James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 May 11 11:49 BST (UK) »
http://www.independent.co.uk then type in search box James Daly, report by Fergal Keane, Saturday 9 Jan 1999, heading 'we must pardon private Daly, the last man shot for mutiny.
http://rochfortbridge.westpaint.com type in search box James Daly, reports James brother William was with him.
http://Http://www.1916rising.com/pic_indiamutiny.html

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Re: James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 May 11 16:08 BST (UK) »
Hi Rathmore, Thank you for all the information you have given me. I have even found the sound dedicated to uncle James. If anyone else has any information about James Daly or any of his family I would be very grateful to you.

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Re: James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 May 11 08:15 BST (UK) »
The find a grave site seem s to indicate that he was buried in Glasnevin, unless I am misreading this.

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=WM&regno=15322026

Says Tyrellspass, You have probably figured this out already, but just in case!

The tombstone in find a grave is the Tyrrelspass one, while the memorial tablet in Glasnevin is pictured in:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Irish-history-Shot-in-India-for-Irish-Freedom

See also:



http://www.iankenneally.com/page14.php

Might be worth contacting the Parish priest in Tyrellspass about other records for him.


Description of the execution and his last letter to his mother:

http://www.irishregimentsandhistory.com/#/irish-regiments/4541883438 (Quite grim and sad reading.)


Dáil Éireann - Volume 92 - 23 February, 1944
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Connaught Rangers Mutiny—Memorial.
Mr. Flanagan asked the Minister for Finance if the Office of Public Works will provide a site for the erection of a memorial stone to the memory of James J. Daly, of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny, who was executed in Dagshia Prison, India, on 2nd November, 1920.
Minister for Finance (Mr. O Ceallaigh): An application for a site for the erection of a memorial, which would take the form of a stone on which is inscribed the incident of the mutiny and the names of those who were killed or executed, has already been received from the Connaught Rangers Mutineers' Association, who have been informed that consideration of the application must be deferred until the end of the present period of emergency.
Mr. Flanagan: Arising out of the Minister's reply, is it not possible for the Board of Works to provide a site for the memorial until after the emergency?
Mr. O Ceallaigh: That is so.

Auction item

https://irishhistoricalmilitaria.com/products-page/irish-historical-documents/


Connaught Rangers Mutiny, papers etc.
Several items:- (a) An intersting hand written note, dated 1966 addresssed to A.Y. McPeake, editor of the Regimental Journal, (b) Newspaper cutting re. Lieutenant J.F. Blake O’ Sullivan of the Connaught Rangers, (c) Irish Independent cuttings (1970) relating to Pte. Daly and the mutiny of the Connaught Rangers in India. The newspaper deals with his re-interment in Ireland etc.

 

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Re: James Daly of the Connaught Rangers 1920
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 May 11 22:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Pastmagic, thank you for your information,it was really appreciated, it did bring tears to my eyes to read the details of James Daly's execution.  Any other info. from anyone is much appreciated. Thanks.  :'(