Belfast Riots 1886

In 1886 prolonged riots broke out in Belfast, of which you can read more about here.

A report was published outlining the injuries received by RIC officers and members of the military during the riots. [1] In this report is a Constable Patrick Buggy who was injured on 31 July 1886. The “nature and circumstance of injury” are given as “several blows of stones on body.” Under the question “how long unable to return to duty?” the answer of “not rendered non-effective” is given.


[1] House of Commons. 1886. Return of officers and men of the military and constabulary forces killed or wounded in the disturbances at Belfast, during the months of June, July and August in the present year. London: Hansard and Son. p.7; Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland, part of Documenting Ireland: People, Parliament and Migration http://eppi.dippam.ac.uk/documents/17794/eppi_pages/472109  : accessed 4 November 2011

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