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Compensation commission 1920's help required
« on: Monday 27 September 21 20:08 BST (UK) »
Can someone please advise me where go search for details of a reported award granted and perhaps turned down?

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Re: Compensation commission 1920's help required
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 September 21 20:30 BST (UK) »
Are you referring to the Irish Grants Committee?
The TNA have some files from 1922-1937:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4951

https://www.decadeofcentenaries.com/28-april-2014-release-of-finance-compensation-files-1921-23-national-archives-of-ireland/

On the off-chance your award/claim research is related to County Clare, see this link:

https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/local-studies/locstudi1.htm

War of Independence Compensation Claims, 1921-1923
We hold copies of the County Clare compensation claims for distress and loss suffered during the Irish War of Independence in the period 11th July 1921 to 12th May 1923. These claims were submitted to and adjudicated upon by the Irish Grants Committee (previously the Irish Distress Committee) sitting in London. These claims are held in the National Archives in Kew, London (CO 762). The Committee sat under the chairmanship of Alexander Wood-Renton and finished its work in 1930.

A full list of the Clare claimants is given here. https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/history/war_of_independence_compesation_claims_1921_1923.htm

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Re: Compensation commission 1920's help required
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 September 21 22:24 BST (UK) »
Hi it’s related to a case in Cork, person shot as a suspected spy 1920


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« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 September 21 23:32 BST (UK) »
In which case there probably won't be a 1920 record, but check the The National Archives of Ireland holdings, in case they hold archives of earlier (pre-1922) compensation schemes.
Link: https://www.nationalarchives.ie/

Having said that, TNA does have this record for an injury claim prior to July 1921:

1921 Mar 4. Shot Cork -- Bridget Noble
A claim was brought by her husband Alexander Noble. Compensation Commission Register noted her as a ‘British supporter’, and awarded £1,500 compensation.
See Register of Compensation Commission (CO 905/15, TNA).

Looks like that record would need to be accessed at the TNA. It's included in the Private Persons Injured series dating from 1919-1922, and the records aren't online.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2082728