|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1864|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1916|
Irish Nationalist. Began career in British Colonial service, and was knighted in 1911 for his activities which included exposure of colonial brutalities and exploitation. Joining the Irish Volunteers in 1913, during World War I he went to Germany hoping for support for an independent Ireland and attempted to raise an Irish Brigade to fight against Enlgand. Arranged for German arms to be shipped in 1916 to support the Easter Rising, but these were captured by the British. He himself had hoped to stop the rising, but was captured, tried and condemned for treason. An appeal for a reprieve was damaged by the 'leaking' of his diaries of his homosexual activities. In 1916 he was hanged in Pentonville Prison. His remains were returned to Ireland in 1965 when they were given a state funeral at Glasnevin.
County Dublin, Ireland
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Record added: Dec 09, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 4128
Thank you for your sacrifice to the cause of Irish Nationalism.|
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Rest in peace you were a humanitarian who fought for justice.Irish patriot who died for freedom.|
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