Michael Francis Magee was born on 8 October 1958 in Ballymurphy and joined the republican youth organisation Na Fianna Eireann. He died 'on active service' on 13 May 1972 when he was accidentally shot dead. Michael was just 15 years old.
Michael Sloan was born in West Belfast on 30 July 1956 and joined Na Fianna Eireann. He was also 'on active service' when he was killed as a result of an accidental shooting during an arms training lecture. He was just 16 years old.
These two young Roman Catholics were not shot by the British Army and they were not shot by loyalists. They were shot with republican guns which were in the hands of republicans.