100 Years Ago – 12 May 1920

12 May 2020

Sergeant Denis Garvey and Constable Daniel Harrington were shot dead on the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork as troubles in Ireland continued. A third man, Constable Doyle, was also shot and injured, but he later recovered.

The Polish army made further advances in their battle against Russian Bolshevik forces, taking another 1,000 prisoners after defeating the Russians at the Kalenkovitch railway and the Pripet in what is today part of Ukraine.

The first annual conference of the Post Office Workers’ Union was held in Morecambe, with one of their first decisions being to accept the pay award that was being offered by the authorities.