Seamus McElwain, aged 26

Killed 26th April 1986

Executed by British Soldiers

Seamus McElwain was a 26 year old single man from Knockatallon, Co. Monaghan. He was a volunteer with the South Fermanagh Brigade. He was on active service at Mullaghglass, near Roslea, Co. Fermanagh when undercover British soldiers fired upon him and injured him. After capturing him they then fired a further three shots killing Seamus.

At the inquest in 1983 a jury found that the army shot an injured man and that they did not believe that the men were challenged.

Seamus was described as having a spontaneous sense of humour and was as fond of the 'craic' as the next person. Seamus dedicated his life to the freedom of Ireland.