Rifleman Smith was 20 and came from Battersea in south London. He was serving in the 2nd Battalion Royal Green Jackets.
|Rifleman Nicholas Smith|
Crossmaglen was at the heart of what was dubbed 'bandit country', an area of south Armagh close to the Irish border that was an IRA stronghold. The IRA's South Armagh Brigade were responsible for the deaths of 123 British soldiers during the Troubles.