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!! Freeman's Journal; Aug 7, 1917 "Courtmartial & Arrest"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    The Freeman s Journal And National Press Dublin: Tuesday, August 7, 1917 Price One Penny ILLEGAL DRILLING Courtmartial on Three Civilians in the West A
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      The Freeman's Journal
      And National Press
      Dublin: Tuesday, August 7, 1917
      Price One Penny

      ILLEGAL DRILLING
      Courtmartial on Three Civilians in the West
      A courtmartial was held at Renmore Barracks, Galway, on Monday concerning
      charges made under the Defence of the Realm Act against Peter Howley,
      Peterswell; James Lynch and Michael Fleming, Clarenbridge. Major Foulis
      presided, the other members of the court being Captains Hurll and Buchanan,
      H.L.I. Capt. Moriarty, Assistant-Court Marshall, prosecuted, and Mr. George
      Nicholls, solicitor defended.
      The police evidence went to show that the accused drilled a large number of
      men at Clarenbridge on the night of July 11 and used a number of military terms
      such as "Close up! Eyes right! Right wheel! Left turn!", etc.
      In cross-examination by Mr. Nicholls, the witnesses said the incident
      occurred after the announcement of the result of the East Clare election.
      The President said the information would be forwarded to the proper
      authorities. The proceedings lasted throughout the day.

      RE-ARRESTED.
      Northern Sinn Feiner Handed Over to Military
      John McEntee, of Belfast, lately resident in Dundalk, who was one of the
      Sinn Fein prisoners included in the recent amnesty, was re-arrested at his
      residence, King street, Belfast, yesterday afternoon by the police and handed
      over to military authority. The charge against him has not been disclosed.


      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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