An Garda Siochana

Sergeant James Woods, (2358), Scartaglen, Co. Kerry.

A farmer's son from Co. Clare. Born 25.03.1900. Died 03.12.1923, aged 23 years. Shot dead in an armed raid on Scartaglen Station. (The photograph of Sergeant Woods (on right with double barrel shotgun) and Guard Spillane (on left with Lee Enfield 303 rifle) taken between shortly before the attack on the Scartaglin Station. Photograph courtesy of Guard Spillane's family.)

Garda Henry Phelan, (1347), Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

A farmer's son from Co. Laois. Born 24.12.1900. Died 14.11.1922, aged 21 years. On 28.10.1922, a party of the Garda Siochana opened a station in Callan and started a hurling team. Garda Phelan was in Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary, buying hurlers on 8.11.1922 when he was shot dead.

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