An interesting witness statement by soldier Edward Handley re his supplying arms to the Irish Citizen Army after 1916
Edward Handley witness statement
Much of this British Army service tallies with the Medal Index Card and Service Record of 8248, Corporal Edward Handley, who enlisted with the 4th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in October 1904, aged 17years 9months. Re-enlisted in November 1910.
Entered France 9th October 1914. Awarded the 1914 Star, Victory Medal and British War Medal for service during WW1.
Reduced to the ranks (Private) after deserting from 3rd May 1916. Court Martialled 27th June 1916.
Received a Gun Shot Wound to the right thigh in December 1914. Later transferred to the Labour Corps (as number 228123) and discharged in March 1919.
Edward Handley gets a mention in the witness statement of James O'Shea for his supply of arms
James O'Shea witness statement