100 Years Ago – 29 May 1920

29 May 2020

Speaking at Government House in Melbourne, Australia, the Prince of Wales spoke highly of the achievements that Australia had made during the First World War, saying “I congratulate you, and through you the great people you represent, upon your gallant services for the cause of freedom and right during the long world war”.

An attack was made on the barracks of the Royal Irish Constabulary at Kilmallock, with Sergeant Thomas Kane and Constable Joseph Morton from the RIC being killed, along with Liam Scully, from the IRA. A number of officers were left injured and the barracks were set on fire.