British Officers who Escaped Death
"Peter the Painter" Mauser C96 Broomhandle
A number of men escaped death, through a variey of circumstances. It is impossible to say how many more were on "the list". The IRA have not been keen to speak about their failures, and the British were certainly not going to boast about men who had been missed.
Of the men whom we know escaped 7 were probably Intelligence Officers (marked in bold below)
- John Caldow wounded at 119 Morehampton Rd, came to join Auxiliaries, collateral shooting
- Major Carew had moved to 28 Upper Mount St and was not at 38 Upper Mount St. He was on the list
- 2nd Lt Connolly - was in the same room as Angliss, who died
- Capt Crawford - convinced the gunmen he was a Motor Transport Officer. I suspect he was Intelligence Officer
- Major Hardy - on the list, intelligence officer, and out when they called
- Col Jennings - he appears to have been on the list, out when they called. Probably Intelligence
- Capt King - on the list, intelligence officer, and out when they called
- Capt Keenlyside - normal officer in Lancashire Fusiliers, collateral shooting
- Lt Murray - Special Appointment Class HH. Intelligence Officer.
- Lt Peel - General List, Specially Employed. Intelligence Officer, escaped by barracading himself in his room
- Col Woodcock - normal officer in Lancashire Fusiliers, collateral shooting
- Fitzwilliam Square - information is confused on these raids which were not sucessful
Again because of the nature of Intelligence, facts and figures are hard to come by. There appear to have been around 60 British intelligence officers trained in London and sent to work in Ireland - 6 were murdered and attempts were made on a further 7 men. The IRA appear to claim that they had 15 men on their list - pared down from the original 35, but the list was swollen by "extras" that were probably added because they lived in the same building as a "target", and ones the Dublin Brigade IRA added for their own reasons.