Saturday, 26 April 2014

John Traynor - South Dublin Union

One of the first casualties of the Easter Rising at the South Dublin Union was John Traynor, employed as a messenger at nearby Guinness. Killed within 30 minutes of the start of the fighting at the SDU.

Not quite 18, he had started working at Guinness in 1913.

In the records of the detective hired to assess employees after the Rising, James Traynor is listed as living at 3 Shannon Terrace, Kilmainham with a note that his son was killed by the military at the SDU. John Traynor is listed as employee number 12991, killed at the SDU on the first day of the Rising; father in the engineering department.

1911 census at 3 Shannon Terrace

Grave of John Traynor, Glasnevin

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