Updates and Corrections to The Forgotten Fallen


Due to the size of the book and the amount of detail contained within it, we expect and invite updates and additional information from readers of  ‘The Forgotten Fallen’. These may be family members of those mentioned within, or from researchers, or photos of graves …. anything in fact, that adds to our knowledge and understanding of the brave men mentioned within the book.

When we receive additional information we verify it, and acknowledge it. Then we will update the page(s) involved below.

Note: These corrections will be included in the next printing of ‘Forgotten Fallen’.

McCartney, John: Private, Service No: 7475, was killed in an ambush on 8/5/1922 in County Cavan. He resided at 55 Norfolk Street, Belfast, County Antrim. (Page 214).

Private John McCartney’s date of death is recorded in the ‘Deceased Members of the Defence Forces’ listing as having occurred on 8/5/1922, Service No: 7475.  However, further research has ascertained that John, a former British soldier who had later joined the IRA died during the War of Independence on 8/5/1921 in an engagement with British Forces at Lappinduff Mountain, County Cavan.

Devoy, John: Sergeant, Service No: 11673 (also 21149), 2nd Eastern Division, was interred in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Dublin. (Page 99).

Acton, Patrick: Entry, p.23.
Replace: “Acton, Patrick: 
Private, 3rd Southern Signals, was killed in an ambush on 3/1/1923 at Glensheen, County Kerry”.with the following:

Acton, Patrick: Private, 3rd Southern Signals, was killed in an ambush on 3/1/1923 at Clonakeen near Mountmellick, County Laois.

This error occurred when we discovered that the place of death was not in County Kerry which was incorrectly recorded in the ‘Deceased Members of the Defence Forces Listings’. So, the only change to the entry is in the opening sentence. However, the entire and correct story of what happened to Private Acton remains as outlined in the book.

Addition to Appendix I:

Cullinane, James: Private, 6/9/1922 – at Rooskey Barracks Co. Roscommon. (Gunshot wound to chest). He was incorrectly identified in the newspapers as ‘Captain J. Cullen’ who succumbed to his wounds accidently received at Rooskey Barracks’. He was interred with full military honours in Killaraght Cemetery. (Sligo Champion, 16 Sept 1922).