Irish Independent. 23. 10. 1958.
LT.-COL. JOHN P. O’CONNELL.
The funeral of Lt.-Col. John P. O’Connell, 2 Roger Casement Sq., Cobh, took place from St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh to the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Midleton. Lt.-Col. O’Connell was the sole survivor of the action at Clonmult between the I.R.A. and British Forces early in 1921. The funeral was attended by Old I.R.A. men and former officers of the National Army.
Military honours were accorded by old comrades under Brigadier M. Leahy, O. /C. 4th Batt., I.R.A., while Cpl. V. Savage, F.C.A., Midleton sounded the Last Post. The Guard of Honour was under Dr. Seamus Fitzgerald. L.L.D.
The chief mourners were: Mrs. O’Connell (widow): Messrs, Patrick and Brendan O’Connell (sons): Misses Mary and Eleanor O’Connell (daughters): Mrs. Loughyear, Bristol (sister): Sergt. D. O’Connell, G.S. Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath.
Rev. J. Warren, C.C., Cobh, officiated, assisted by Right Rev. Dean E. Fox, P.P., V.F., Midleton: Very Rev. E. Murphy, Adm., Cobh, Rev. J. Dineen, C.C., Douglas: Rev. P. Condon, C.C., Buttevant: Rev. V. Cashman, Dublin and Rev. J. Coleman, C.C., Mallow.