Thomas O'Sullivan

"Old Tom" or "Thomas O'Sullivan" appears to have been in itinerant aged about 75 from the death certificate. He does not appear in local 1911 or 1901 cenuses. It would seem unkiely that the British would have used a man of 75 as a spy, so at worst he was a casual informer, and may well not have been guilty of more than talking to policemen

 

1921 May 4 Shot in Kerry

IRA Witness report ( a similar report is also available)

 

According to this IRA man, Moynihan, the two deserters were eventually sent on to the Barraduff Company, where they were executed. Moynihan did not know why they were executed

 

Shot by IRA as British spies