What I had been preparing so far, 7 years ago now, has not been published (by me) and never will.
For obvious reasons.
Some gentleman (no smiley necessary) has.
Case closed as far as I am concerned.
And this "case" is a wooden chest somewhere in my loft.
With a key.
And I'm not sure I remember where I put the key. ;-)
The evidence as to the age is simple : the birth certificate.
The evidence as to his grave is simple too : it was a piece of cake (and I was perplex when I saw that no one had ever pointed that out) to see that the man whose remains had been found in the 1920s, near the front line at Railway Wood, 2 miles away from where J. C. had died (Mouse Trap Farm, 24 May 1915), had been an R.I.R. (Royal Irish Rifles) man, not an R.I. (Royal Irish Regiment). And so the remains of Patrick Fitzsimmons (+ 16 June 1915) had wrongly been buried under the headstone of J.C.