A tale yesterday that eighty men had been engaged all day in searching for a spy who had not been found (in this neighbourhood that is)!
Spying in WW1 - Defence of the Realm
German spies that were caught in the UK during World War One (1914-8)
were dealt with under various sections of the Defence of the Realm
legislation. It was for acts committed under this law,
that the leaders of the Irish Easter Uprising were courts-martialled.
Roger Casement, who was tried and executed in 1916, was tried
under the High Treason Act.
The condemned spies were shot by firing squad either in the
old miniature rifle range in The Tower of London or The Tower's ditch.
The rifle range was demolished for office space in 1969, and later
converted into car-parking space. All the executed spies were
buried in East London Cemetery, in Plaistow, London.
The following table list the people executed by firing squad
at the Tower of London during World War One.
Nevertheless, Sullivan was sure that the Germans would get to Paris, and he bet me a present worth £5 that they would.
|Herbert Sullivan (on the right) with his uncle|