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Sir Roger David Casement
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. 
Family links: 
  Roger Casement (1819 - 1877)
  Thomas Hugh Casement (1863 - 1939)*
  Roger David Casement (1864 - 1916)
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Glasnevin Cemetery
County Dublin, Ireland
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Record added: Dec 09, 1998
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The Unionist champions chose a path which they felt would lead to the woolsack, while I went down the road I knew must lead to the dock, and the event proved we were both right". RIP courageous man.
- Green Hobbit
 Added: Sep. 2, 2016

- Stacy
 Added: Aug. 5, 2016
Your ultimate sacrifice on this day 100 years ago was not in vain. We honor you for sacrificing for Erin's freedom. Rest in peace. Erin Go Bragh
- Patsy Carnahan Ryan
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
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