James Melia, RS2 No 355357 , from Dundalk, Co Louth

Believed executed by Free State firing squad, Jan 1923

According to his CR10 card, James Melia was born on 29 September 1902 in Dundalk, Co Louth. He was working as a deck boy on the SS Iveagh in October 1918 when the photograph was taken so would be aged around 16.

In January 1923, James Melia, aged 20, was executed by a Free State firing squad in Dundalk during the Irish Civil War. It is believed that this was the same man.

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