Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Terence Mac Swiney

Following on from an earlier post relating to the funeral of Terence MacSwiney the Mayor of Cork City who died on hunger strike at London's Brixton Prison 1920.

Here are details from the the death certificate.

Death registered in the registration district of Lambeth, sub district of Norwood in the County of London 1920.

Date of death 25th October 1920 at H.M. Prison Brixton.

Terence James Mac Swiney

Male 40 years

Occupation Volunteer Officer of 4, Belgrove Place, Cork, Ireland

Cause of death- Heart failure from dilated heart & acute delirium following scurvy due to exhaustion from prolonged refusal to take food.

Other information given relates to coroner and inquest held.

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