Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:01 PM
Charges from the Charge Sheet for the above list of men
1st Charge AA Sect 7 (3a)
Joining in a mutiny in His Majesty’s military force in they at Solon on the 30th June and 1st July 1920, joined in a mutiny by combining among themselves and with other soldiers of the 1st Battalion, The Connaught Rangers to refuse to perform military duty and to offer assistance to their superior officers in the execution of their duty, in pursuance of which Private James Joseph Daly and seventy men or thereabouts on the 30th June, proceeded to the Officers Mess and there demanded the release from the Quarter Guard of Lance Corporal Keenan and Private Kelly both of the 1st Battalion, The Connaught Rangers and further stated their intention of not parading as ordered, on the following day and Private Kelly and Private Kerrigan on the 1st July, 1920 broke open the racks in which the arms of the Detachment of the 1st Battalion, The Connaught Rangers were secured and the men of the said Detachment thereby improperly and without authority took possession of their arms and the said Private James Joseph Daly and fifty men or thereabouts attacked with naked bayonets in their hands, on the night of the 1st July, 1920 the magazine in which the arms had subsequently been deposited and which was defended by a Guard of officers and men of said Detachment.
2nd Charge (alternative to 1st Charge) AA Sect 7 (3b)
Being present at and not using their utmost endeavors to suppress a mutiny in His Majesty’s military forces in that they at Solon, on the 30th June, and the 1st July 1920, being present at the mutiny set out in the particulars of this first charge made no reasonable endeavor to suppress the same.
3rd Charge against 32460 Private Michael Kearney (alternative to 1st & 2nd Charges) Sect 7 (3a)
Joining in a Mutiny of His Majesty’s military forces in that he at Solon, on the 1st July 1920, when Private James Joseph Daly and others of the 1st Battalion, The Connaught Rangers, were engaged in a mutiny, as set out in the particulars of the first charge, joined in the said mutiny by saying in the hearing of the fatigue party which had been ordered to prepare the Gymnasium for the use of troops about to arrive with a view to suppressing the mutiny. ‘It will take fixed bayonets to open the Gymnasium’ or words to that effect and thereafter by proceeding with the intention of inciting the mutineers to attack the said fatigue party, at the same time saying to Sergeant McNamara 1st Battalion, The Connaught Rangers, ‘You will remember this when I come back’ or words to that effect.
4th Charge against 32292 Corporal Kelly Sect 7 (4)
After coming to the knowledge of an intended mutiny in His Majesty’s military forces, failing to inform without delay his commanding officer of the same in that he, at Solon, on the 30th June, 1920 having been informed by Lance Corporal Murphy of the arrival of Lance Corporal Keenan and Private Kelly both of the 1st Battalion, The Connaught Rangers the intention of the said Lance Corporal Keenan and Private Kelly, being as he well knew to excite a mutiny among the Detachment of the 1st Battalion, The Connaught Rangers failed to inform his commanding officer thereof.
5th Charge against 32472 Private Moorehouse AA Sect 9 (1)
Disobeying in such a manner as to show a willful defiance of authority a lawful command given personally by his superior officer in the execution of his office in that he at Solon, on the 30th June, 1920 when personally ordered by Corporal Patrick Kelly, 1st Battalion, The Connaught Rangers to parade for guard, did not do so, at the same time saying ‘I will not go on Guard, and if anything turns up I will be one of the first man to ground my arms’ or words to that effect.