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If the Republican side had counted him as one of their own, I would have thought his name would have appeared in their memorials and literature. It would follow that he was a Free State soldier who was executed at the time by the State authorities, possibly for murder or possibly for treason (i.e. acting as a spy).
"The only other Cork executions on his list is William Healy in Mar 1923."
William Healy is on the list at the Gaol, as having been executed there. The others died of wounds, or were executed elsewhere.
"I assume that if Winsley had been executed for a criminal offense (for example murder) then he would not have featured on that war memorial."
I agree. I think that, if Bernard Winsley had committed murder, he would have been tried in a civil criminal court, and hanged. It shouldn't have counted as a Civil War execution
"From memory (I have no knowledge of the Civil War) it was about that time that the Free State troops landed in Cork."
They landed on 8th August, and had control of the city by the next day.
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