Killing of Major Geoffrey Compton Smith 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Major Geoffrey Lee Compton Smith DSO was executed by the IRA after 14 days of captivity& a failed ransom.He wrote in his last letter:

“I should like my death to lessen rather than increase the bitterness which exists between England & Ireland”.


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  1. Hi there, in Canada during the night we get radio programs from RTE. Last night it was on Geoffrey Compton Smith, a tragic, yet interesting story. I started to read more and came upon your sight. I am a great reader of military history. In addition my forebears were from County Cork. Mike Casey, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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