Henry Wilson murder


Henry Wilson murder

The assassination of Irish army officer Henry Wilson.

Location: 36 Eaton Place, Mayfair

Description: Sir Henry Wilson was a senior British Army officer during the First World War and was briefly an Irish unionist politician.

On 22nd June 1922, two London-based members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Reginald Dunne and Joseph O'Sullivan, assassinated Wilson here, outside his house, at 2.20pm.

He was in full uniform after returning from the unveiling of the Great Eastern Railway War Memorial at Liverpool Street Station at 1pm. Dunne and O'Sullivan were convicted of murder and hanged on 10 August 1922.

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Henry Wilson murder

The assassination of Irish army officer Henry Wilson.

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