Major Geoffrey Compton Smith kidnapped by IRA 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Major Geoffrey Compton Smith was captured by the IRA led by Frank Busteed in Cork. Smith was to be used as a bargaining chip to ensure the release of four IRA men due to be executed on April 28. Compton Smith was moved from hiding place to hiding place in rural Cork. The four IRA prisoners were executed & so was Compton Smith on the 30.

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