Royal Irish Constabulary
Photo courtesy of Betty Tinneny.
Thomas Tinneny (1899-1924) was the son of Francis
Tinneny and Annie Dolan of Belturbet. He enlisted in the Royal
Irish Constabulary on April 11, 1921, having been recommended for
service in the constabulary by District Inspector Hoare.
Thomas' serial number was 80444. At the time he enlisted he
was described as being from Cavan, 5'9" in height and 21.5
years old. He was stationed at Wicklow June 5, 1921. His
military record indicated that Tommy had served in the Army prior to
his enlistment in the Constabulary.
At the time of his death, Thomas was stationed with the Constabulary
in County Wicklow. He died of his injuries at Steevens
Hospital in Dublin on April 24, 1922. He was 23 years
old. Tommy was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin on April
26, 1922. Glasnevin is a cemetery, which I believe has a
military section with the graves of many of the Royal Irish