Mordaunt , George
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George Mordaunt, born on 24th September, 1897, came from 23, St. John’s Street, Blackpitts, Dublin. Formerly a railway guard he joined An Garda Síochána on 26th March, 1925. He served in the Volunteers (1919-1922) and served in ‘D’ Company, 2nd Battalion of the Dublin Brigade. Subsequently, he served as a quartermaster-sergeant in the National Army (1922-1925) before becoming a Garda. A married man with two children, Detective Garda Mordaunt also served at Blackrock, Pearse Street, Sneem and Clontarf.
On 24th October, 1942, as part of ongoing investigations into major criminal activity, Detective Garda Mordaunt was one of a number of Gardai who went to Holly Road, Donnycarney, Dublin, to arrest a group of wanted men. Just prior to the arrival of the Gardai the men escaped from the house and during the course of a search for them Detective Garda Mordaunt became separated from his comrades. It was a short time later that he was missed, and on a search being made for him, his body was discovered in the garden of a house in an adjoining street. Garda Mordaunt had been fatally wounded by a firearm.