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Sir Roger David Casement

Sir Roger David Casement

Birth
Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 3 Aug 1916 (aged 51)
Barnsbury, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 4128 · View Source
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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.


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  • Added: 9 Dec 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4128
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Roger David Casement (1 Sep 1864–3 Aug 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4128, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .