100 Years Ago – 16 February 1921

16 February 1921

David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, said that the Strickland Report wouldn’t be published in full, but that one company of military police was guilty of grave acts of indiscipline. The report had been commissioned to investigate the burning of Cork in late 1920, but the publication had been delayed on numerous occasions.

A train with forty soldiers on was ambushed at Upton Station in County Cork by a group of fifty rebels who attacked them from both sides. Eight civilians were killed, with numerous soldiers also being injured during the attacks. The authorities said that the military returned fire on the rebels, killing three of them.

The Government revealed that it hadn’t made substantial progress for its plans to reform the Upper House, but that measures were underway to deliver a House of Lords Reform Bill in 1922.