Witness James Upton

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James Upton "after Griffith the most trenchant of republican journalists " - JJ Bouch said of James Upton.

A long time close friend , collaborator and colleague of Joe's, editor and author of many articles in the Gaelic Press publications and a close enough friend to be asked to witness Joe's last will and testiment as Joe was a very newly-wed and had to attend to his affairs - On the Thursday of Easter Week - as the future seemed a little uncertain to say the least. 

JJ Bouch in his Evening Press article of 1936 quotes James as editing the Irish War News , in Halston Street commandeered print works, most likely evidenced by Joe.  James never got his 1916 Garrison recognition and in recent years his son was in contact , discussing his ongoing quest for same. James apparently went back down the country and did not push the issue and as we know some people had to. ......