Barrett Mrs. Kathleen nee Connolly. Section Commander, Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1887, aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Served in City Hall. She was arrested on Monday the 24th of April and detained until May. She served with Cumann na mBan From October 1922 until her arrest on 10 March 1923, she acted as a courier for the Republicans carrying messages between Art O' Brien in London and Dublin. Her three brothers Sean, George and Joseph William Connolly all served during the Rising.
Brady Brigid (Married name Brigid Murphy) Irish Citizen Army. Born 1896 aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Served in City Hall, Dame Street area. She joined the Irish Citizen Army in 1913. She was mobilised a month before Easter Week 1916 and was in Liberty Hall on the Sunday and marched to City Hall on Monday. She was arrested in City Hall and was brought to Ship Street Barracks and from there, to Kilmainham. During the time she was present in Liberty Hall and City Hall she helped with bandages, making first aid kits, collecting cans for bombs and cooking.
Byrne John. Private, Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1897 died on the 27th of February 1948, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Henry & James Outfitters on Cork Hill, the G.P.O., the Imperial Hotel O’Connell Street and captured in Gloucester Street on the Friday morning of the Rising. He was deported after the surrender and imprisoned in Knutsford Jail and then Frongoch, he was released at the beginning of October 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and fought on the Anti-Treaty side for about a week during the Civil War.
Byrne Louis, Killed in Action
Byrne Patrick Joseph. Private, Irish Citizen Army. Died on the 23rd of September 1970. As part of a group of Citizen Army he was going from City Hall to Synod House, Christchurch Place, High Street, Dublin when he was wounded when the group encountered British Forces on Easter Monday. They remained at Synod House until the Tuesday when they evacuated the building. He took no further part in the Rising after the Tuesday. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.
Connolly George. Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1895 died on the 21 of March 1956, Aged 21 at the time of the Rising. Brother of Mathew and Sean Connolly see below, another brother Sean Connolly was Killed in Action at City Hall. Fought in the Guardroom, Dublin Castle, Dublin area. He was imprisoned following fall of the Four Courts to National Army in June 1922 and released August or September 1922.
Connolly George. Private, Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1895 died on the 21st of March 1956, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Guardroom, Dublin Castle. He was involved in the group of Citizen Army that shot the Policeman at the gate in Dublin Castle, while guarding several prisoners in the Guard Rome they came under heavy machinegun fire from City Hall and the Castle Yard. In the early hours of Tuesday morning he evacuated the Guard Room and attempted to get to City Hall but it was occupied by the Military. Sometime on Wednesday he returned home and was told by his father that Commandant Connolly had ordered that at least one member of the family remain at home, his three brothers were all involved in the fighting, his brother Sean was killed in action. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. He was captured in the Four Courts and detained until early September.
Connolly Matthew. (Matt) Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1899 died on the 25th of July 1985, aged about 17 years old during the Rising, although he gives his year of birth as 1899 he was released from British custody about 30 days after his arrest claiming he was 15 years old at the time. He was involved in the taking of City Hall and was arrested by the British Military when they re-took City Hall on the Tuesday, he was captured on the roof of City Hall where his brother Sean Connolly was Killed in Action. He was detained in Ship Street Barracks. After his released he was involved in training The Young Guard of Ireland (the youth section of the Citizen Army). He went to London in 1920 and returned in June 1921, while in London he took part in I.R.A. activities including cutting down telegraph poles.
Connolly Sean, Killed in Action.
Coyle Thomas. Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1896 died on the 19th of October 1933 in Harold's Cross Hospice, Dublin, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Fought in Dublin Castle. His brother Henry Coyle was Killed in Action while serving at the G.P.O. during the Rising. Thomas Coyle was wounded during the fighting at Dublin Castle the Tuesday suffering wounds to the head and left shoulder. He was treated for his wounds in Dublin Castle Hospital for two months, he was then moved to Kilmainham Gaol where he was detained for about three week before being transferred to Knutsford and then to Frongoch, he was released in December 1916. On 23rd of October 1922 he joined the National Army serving until discharged time expired from the Defence Forces on 7 March 1924.
D’Arcy Charles (Darcy) Killed in Action.
Delaney Michael. (Michael O’Dubhshlaine). Private, Irish Citizen Army. Died on the 26th of December 1954. Fought at Dublin Castle and City Hall. He was injured during the Rising when he fell from a wall in Castle Street while attempting to get to the boundary wall of Dublin Castle. He was deported to Knutsford Prison. After release he returned to Dublin but had lost his job as a labourer due to his Rising activities. He joined the I.R.A. in 1919 and served on the staff of Seán McMahon's. During the War of Independence he was involved in the purchasing and transporting of arms. He joined the Dublin Guards in January 1922. Resigned from the Defence Forces on 16 February 1929 at the rank of Lieutenant service number 3315.
Elmes Ellett. Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1886 died on the 25th of April 1958, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. Fought in the City Hall, Dame Street, General Post Office, O'Connell Street and the Coliseum Variety Theatre, Princes Street areas. He was interned until December 1916, he fought in the War of Independence and the Civil War. Ellet Elmes took part in fighting against National Army forces at Barry's Hotel and Hamman Hotel, at the outbreak of the Civil War in Dublin he was interned following his arrest in August 1922 being released in November 1923.
Farrell Denis. Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1885 died on the 13th of April 1937, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. Fought at Dublin Castle and City Hall. He was interned until August 1916. On release he served with the Citizen Army up to the end of the War of Independence using his position as a dock worker in the Dublin Docks to obtain arms from British Naval ships. He took no part in the Civil War.
Finlay John. Irish Citizen Army. Born on the 1st of November 1880 died on the 20th of December 1970, aged 35 years old during the Rising. Fought in City Hall. He received a gunshot wound to the left shoulder during the fighting for which he received treatment at Dublin Castle Hospital prior to his deportation to Knutsford and Frongoch until released in on the 24th of December 1916. He was captured on the Tuesday morning of Easter Week. He re-joined the Citizen Army on his return to Ireland and served up to about 1921, he took no part in the Civil War.
Lynn Kathleen Florence
Geoghegan George, Killed in Action.
Halpin William. Irish Citizen Army. Born 1890 died on the 16th of February 1951, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. Fought in City Hall. He was arrested by the British Military on the Thursday at about 4pm, he was taken to Dublin Castle Hospital suffering from exhaustion, he had gone without water for several days. He was interned until December 1916. On release he re-joined the Citizen Army and took part in the War of Independence. He was a foreman in the Dublin Docks and in a position to procure arms from British Naval ships. During the Civil War he took part in fighting in Dublin against National Army forces at Vaughan's Hotel, Rutland Square now Parnell Square. He was wounded in the fighting at Jenkin’s and spent two weeks in the Mater Hospital and two weeks in Beaumont Hospital. He spent about a year and a half on crutches and took no further part in activities.
Halpin William. Irish Citizen Army. He fought in City Hall and the G.P.O. William Halpin served with the Irish Citizen Army during the week of 23 to 29 April 1916 and was subsequently interned. Due to illness William Halpin was transferred from Frongoch Internment Camp, Wales to Denbigh Asylum, Denbighshire, Wales in 1916 and later to Richmond Asylum (Grangegorman Mental Hospital), Dublin in 1917. Mary Halpin's, his mother, claimed for a pension but was unsuccessful as cases of mental disabilities did not come under the scope of the Military Service Pensions Act, 1923. William Halpin died before the legislation was changed and a new application could be made.
Hanratty Emily (Emily Norgrove). Irish Citizen Army. Born on the 28th of November 1897 died on the 16th of September 1977, aged 18 years old during the Rising. Served in City Hall. During the Rising she took part in the capture of the City Hall on the 24th of April 1916. She also helped with cooking and attended the wounded. She was arrested on the evening of the same day and detained in Dublin Castle and later on, in Kilmainham Gaol. She was released on 8 May 1916. She was active prior to the Rising by attending first aid classes and training. She resumed routine duties following the Rising.
Kane Thomas. Lieutenant Irish Citizen Army. Took part in the attack on Dublin Castle on the Easter Monday. As part of a small group he occupied the Guard Room of the Castle taking the Guard prisoner. After some time the position became untenable due to the advancing British Troops and the Group were forced to retreat by way of a side door into Castle Street. The group made it as far as Lahiff’s Shop and occupied the basement. They remained in this basement for some time, they managed to get a supply of fresh water by boring a hole in a lead pipe, the hole was plugged with a matchstick when water was not required.
Kane was chief mobilisation officer of the Citizen Army and had in possession a complete list of membership of the Citizen Army. When surrender became inevitable a suitable hiding place was found for the list. Kane and Frank Robbins returned to the shop 11 years later and recovered the list.
Kelly Elizabeth (Elizabeth Lynch, Bessie). Irish Citizen Army. Born on the 8th of September 1895 died on the 12th of June 1975, aged 20 years old during the Rising. Served in City Hall. She was arrested along with Dr Kathleen Lynn before the surrender and was released on the 12th or 14th of May 1916. She was first taken to Ship Street and then Kilmainham. She was arrested again in 1917.
Molony Helena. Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1885, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Served in Dublin Castle and Liberty Hall. Prior to Easter Week she was Secretary of a co-operative society that had its offices at 30 Eden Quay, one of the meeting places of the Provisional Government. In 1916, she did take part in the attack on Dublin Castle and was arrested. She was held in Kilmainham Jail and Mountjoy in Dublin as well as Lewes and Aylesbury Jails in England. She was released at Christmas 1916. She took care of arms during the War of Independence, she was not arrested at that time, her landlord of No 4 Leeson Street was arrested. During the War of Independence she also served as a Justice in the Republican Courts in Rathmines.
Mullally Michael. “B” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1869, aged about 47 years old during the Rising. Fought in Dublin Castle and City Hall. He was interned until August 1916. Upon release he re-joined the Irish Volunteers and carried out the usual activities. During the War of Independence he was on out post duty during a raid on a hotel in Dominick Street. During Bloody Sunday he was ordered to 'stand to' and was covering an ambush in Findlater's, O'Connell Street. He was involved in occupying Fowler Hall and was present when it came under attack from National Army forces. Due to poor health was sent home. Took no further part thereafter.
Nelson Thomas. Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1893 died on the 19th of February 1966, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in Dublin Castle and City Hall. Interned until December 1916. Served with the ICA during the Civil War and fought National Army forces in Hammam Hotel, surrendered at Parcel Post Office on Marlborough Street in July 1922 and interned until December 1923. He also took part in arms raids on Portobello Barracks in October 1917 and on American Expeditionary Force supply boat at the South Wall in 1918.
Nolan Shaun (John). Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1900 died on the 19th of September 1963, aged about 16 at the time of the Rising. Fought at the G.P.O. and at City Hall on Dame Street. He was in the G.P.O. from noon on the Monday until about 3.30pm when he was sent to City Hall where he remained until the early hours of Tuesday morning when he was captured by the British, he was wounded to the left shoulder and spent a couple of days in the Castle Hospital, he was deported on the 6th of May and detained at Wakefield Prison up to about the end of August 1916. He served with the Citizen Army throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War transferring to E Company 2nd battalion, Dublin Brigade shortly before the attack on the Four Courts.
Norgrove Alfred George. Irish Citizen Army. Born 1881 died on the 18th of February 1937, aged about 35 years old during the Rising. Fought in City Hall. He was taken prisoner on capture by British Forces at City Hall on Monday the 24th of April. He was interned until December 1916. He was a member of the Irish Citizen Army Council prior to Easter Week 1916 and again in 1922 as well as acting as Quartermaster for that organisation during the Civil War. He maintained an arms dump at his home for both the Irish Citizen Army and the 5th (Engineers) Battalion, Dublin Brigade IRA until his arrest and imprisonment following a raid on the premises in February 1925. At the outbreak of the Civil War in June and July 1922 he took part in fighting against National Army forces in Dublin. His son Frederick. Norgrove a member of the Irish Citizen Army (Boys Corps) fought in the G.P.O. during Easter Week.
O’Duffy Brigid (Brigid Davis). Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1891 died on the 15th of May 1954, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Served in City Hall. She was a Nurse at the time of the Rising. Prior to the 1916 Easter Rising Brigid O' Duffy assisted Kathleen Lynn with medical and first aid preparations as well as helping to care for John Hanratty, accidentally wounded at Liberty Hall in the weeks preceding the rebellion. Following her capture by British forces on the night of Monday 24th of April 1916 she was detained until the 9th of May. Between 1917 and 1921 Brigid O'Duffy continued to assist Kathleen Lynn both in her general medical work at Liberty Hall and St. Ultan's Hospital. In April 1921 she was sent to County Longford to assist in the care of a wounded IRA member there.
O’Dwyer James. Irish Citizen Army. Died on the 19th of April 1982. Fought in Dublin Castle and City Hall. He was captured on the Tuesday of the Rising he was held at Ship Street Barracks and then Kilmainham and Richmond Barracks and was deported on the 8th of May. He was released on the 24th of December 1916. He was involved in the War of Independence, as a dock worked he had access to the American Boat from which a large quantity of arms were taken. He was also involved in burning Belfast goods that arrived at Dublin Docks. He took the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War.
O’Keeffe John C
O’Reilly John, Killed in Action.
O’Reilly John Oman William (Bill). Citizen Army. Joined the National Guard which was the junior wing of the Citizen Army at the age of 15. He was a bugler and after about six months joined the Citizen Army. Took part in the attack on Dublin Castle under the command of Captain Sean Connolly. He was part of a group of four which took up position at the viaduct with a commanding view of Upper and Lower Ship Street, about 5pm because of the risk of being surrounded by Troops coming to reinforce the Castle he was forced to abandon his position. Because of the hostile crowd which had gathered and were cheering the advancing Troops he was forced to abandon his rifle and cover his uniform with his overcoat. On reaching Christchurch Place one of the mob spotted his uniform and with the shout of ‘there’s one of them’ he was chased by the mob and was forced to take refuge in his own home on High Street.
He changed into civilian clothes and spent the night in his grandmother’s house in Blackpitts. On Tuesday morning he reported to Jacob’s where he was appointed as Orderly to Commandant McDonagh. On the Wednesday Jacob’s received a message from the College of Surgeons that they were low on food On Easter Monday morning he was sent to Royal Barracks to watch and report any troops movements. And late Wednesday night Oman along with 14 or 15 other took a supply of flour and other provisions to the College. He was posted to the main lecture hall with the main garrison. He remained at the College until the surrender on the Saturday and while be marched under escort to Dublin Castle the British Officer in charge was forced to threaten the mob with a bayonet charge when they attempted to attack the Rebels on Grafton Street. After being held in Dublin Castle for about one hour he was taken to Richmond Barracks. He was one of 121 boys deemed to be under age released from Richmond Barracks. He took part in the War of Independence, he was a member of “G” Company 1st Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers.
Poole John. Irish Citizen Army. Born on the 15th of January 1896 died on the 19th of December 1976, aged 20 years old during the Rising. Fought in the G.P.O. and City Hall. On Sunday 23 April 1916 John Poole carried a despatch from Irish Volunteers GHQ to Officers of the Fingal Brigade. Captured during the 1916 Easter Rising he was subsequently interned until December 1916. During the War of Independence while serving with the IRA, John Poole took part in the raid on King's Inns, Dublin in 1920 and mobilised for and took part in a number of unsuccessful IRA operations including the attempted rescue of Kevin Barry from Mountjoy Prison in October 1920. His service ceased in 1921 following an accident at work.
Seery James. Irish Citizen Army. Born in 1894 died on the 8th of October 1974. Fought in Dublin Castle, Dublin and 12 Castle Street, Dublin. James Seery evaded arrest or capture following his participation in the 1916 Easter Rising. He had no further service.
Shanahan Jane (Jennie). Irish Citizen Army. Served in Liberty Hall and City Hall. She joined the Irish Citizen Army in 1913 and was on duty six months before Easter Week. She was mobilised on Easter Monday 24th of April 1916) she was in Liberty Hall from Friday the 21st of April. On the 24th of April she went from Liberty Hall to City Hall with Sean Connolly. She was present at the death of Sean Connolly as she was on the roof of the City Hall with Dr K. Lynn. They were arrested and taken to Ship Street and to Kilmainham. She took part in the posting of the Proclamation in 1917 and in the hoisting of the Republican Flag on the military positions of 1916. She supported the Volunteers during the War of Independence and her house was used for despatches. She was also mobilised for the Civil War by Miss Brennan and was led to Suffolk Street and worked under the charge of Dr Jim Ryan who was in charge of medical supplies. Following this, Miss Brennan asked her to take responsibility for a hospital up in Cullenswood House.
Williams, Patrick Joseph. “B” Company, 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of July 1874 died in St Kevin's Hospital, Dublin on the 16th of September 1957, aged about 42 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Dublin Castle, Lord Edward Street, Dublin and Boland's Bakery/Boland's Mills, Grand Canal Street areas. He fired shots at the RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary) in Lord Edward Street, Dublin. Following the Easter Rising he was interned until December 1916. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation. He was arrested in December 1920 and interned in Ballykinlar until December 1921.
Winstanley Henry. “E” Company, 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of October 1891 died on the 22 of February 1955, aged 24 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Evening Mail Newspaper Office, Parliament Street, Dublin and Cochrane's Tailors, 37 Parliament Street, Dublin. Due to the difficulty of the position occupied by him and Jim McDonnell in the Evening Mail Office, he took no active part in the fighting after the night of Monday 24th April and had to hide in the basement of that and neighbouring buildings until surrendering on Saturday 29th April. He was wounded in the leg during the fighting. Claimant was not subsequently interned and had no further service although he states that he was arrested in March or April 1917.