Two years ago, I commented on the plaque at the Pass of Keimaneigh and the fact that it appeared unusual in recording the name of the British soldier who also died in the battle. I was reminded of this when I spotted this headstone to John Smith in the Old Cemetery in Inchigeela.
Then reading Stories from The Tailor, the memory was received another stir.
When chatting with CC, he mentioned the War of Independence memorial to Criostóir Ó Luasaig, who was the great grandson of the man it is believed killed, Soldier John Smith – Seamus Walsh. He also mentioned that John Smith’s body was originally buried in a bog, not far from where Criostóir Ó Luasaig died.
Once more, the more that one learns, the more one realises what is yet to be learnt.