2nd Lt Richard James Story

1902 Born Tyrone, Ireland

1911 census at 5 Pembroke Road Clifton (his father Evelyn J Story is absent)

1922 Mar 1 Joined his regiment from Sandhurst

1922 Aug 30. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Lieutenant Story, a native of Wrington Somerset, was found at 11.35pm on Wednesday the 30th of August 1922 near Island Bridge Dublin, he had been shot in the head. Initially it was suspected, and some witnesses testified, that Storey had shot himself but Storey’s revolver was produced in evidence and testimony given that the gun had not been fired for several weeks. A verdict of death due to laceration of the brain caused by a bullet fired by some person unknown was returned.

Hughes-Hallett, then a company commander in KSLI, writes in British Voices "We had one subaltern, Story, murdered one night after dining in another mess. His car was deliberately rammed by another filled with armed men, who just shot him and left him lying there. His uncle lived in Merion Squsre, which I gather was excuse enough to shoot him"

Whatever the truth was, it was a lot more complicated than that.One can establish


British soldiers killed in Ireland