British Army Boy John Frederick Pettman
British Army Boy John Frederick Pettman (aged 16) of the 1st Battalion of the The Buffs/East Kent Regiment (Castletownroche)
Date of incident: 15 Feb. 1921
Sources: ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 142; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/pettman/pettman.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014).
Note: Still a boy, Pettman of The Buffs Regiment was killed accidentally at Castletownroche. He was buried in St Nicholas Churchyard at New Romney in Kent. ‘On the day of his impressive and well attended military funeral at New Romney, the town was literally brought to a standstill as a mark of respect for him.’ See http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/pettman/pettman.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014).