Sinabhfuil, on 23 October 2010 - 02:22 PM, said:
By the way, a trawl on amazon.co.uk came up with a book on Mount Street by Paul O'Brien but nothing else. Is it in that book that I'd find material on the soldiers?
Uncommon Valour by Paul O'Brien deals with the Sherwoods assault on the South Dublin Union and the Voluneers defence of it. One chapter deals with the execution of Ceannt. Mentions the Sherwoods as being his firing party and that Capt H M Whitehead, 7th Sherwood Foresters acting as Assistant Provost Marshal signed the confirmation of Ceannt's death. Ceannt called Thomas McDonagh as a witness at his court martial but McDonagh had already been executed. The presiding judges for the 2 day court martial were Brigadier General Blackader, Lt Col G German and Lt Col W J Kent. Prosecutor was Lt William Wylie KC who has fought during the Rising as part of the Trinity OTC.
The 1916 Rebellion Handbook lists Wylie twice with different initials :
Lt WC Wylie, KC, of the Officers' Training Corps, Territorial Force presented the prosecution of John McNeill.
Wyle, Sec Lt (temp Lt) WE, Unattd List, Dublin University OTC Mentioned in Despatches