Republican Gravestones

These three IRA gravestones are in Derry City Cemetery. The first is to Hugh and Susan Morrison, IRA and Cumann na mBan members in 1922 (findagrave/Derry Journal). Hugh died from a premature bomb explosion during a gun-battle at Skeog/Skeoge (p. 41 of 1916 Derry Rising Revisited). Brothers John and Hugh Gallagher – John was “killed in June [1920] Derry riots” while Hugh was “shot by Free State soldiers at Drumboe Castle [holding centre]” in 1922. Finally, John Starrs, killed in a gun battle with the British Army in William Street, in 1972.

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Copyright © 2007 Peter Moloney

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