3703640 George Mines, KO Royal Regt


1901 Born Bermondsey

1911 census at 18 Rivet St , Camberwell

1921 Jan 17 Enlisted 1st KO Royal Regt in London. He was a leather dresser

1922 Feb 28 Deserted British Army in Dublin. The Police Gazette gives his age as 20.5 years, indicating a birth around Nov 1901. According to Sean McGuinness (in Chidley's Irish pension application) , English born Charles Chidley had deserted from the British Army in early 1922 and joined the IRA, along with George Mines.

Regimental Number: 3703640 Military Corps: 1st K. O. Royal Rgt

1922 Oct 19. captured serving with Irregulars near Rahugh, County Westmeath by National troops after Irregular’s ambushed a National Army flying column commanded by Brigadier Gallagher heading to Kilbeggan via Rahugh.  A Grennan, from Rahan, and James Kane from Daingan also captured.

He may have gone to Canada. George Mines arrives UK from Canada in 3 Oct 1952 of right age