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Blanchfield, Thomas Patrick. B Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 4th of January 1955, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought in the North Circular Road, Cabra Road and Ashbourne, County Meath areas. Served in the Free State Army, Dublin Guards army number 8872 and served with the Defence Forces until 1950.



Brennan Maurice. B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died in the 11th of May 1972, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Cabra and North Circular Road Areas. He was arrested on Tuesday the 24th April 1916 and court-martialled in Richmond Barracks, sentenced to be executed and later commuted to three years penal servitude. He was released in June 1917 and went to Cork to assist in organising the Irish Volunteers for which he was later arrested and sentenced. He went on hunger strike and was released after ten days. He opened a republican outfitters' shop in Talbot Street with an individual named Clancy. During the War of Independence he took part in the attempted rescue of commandants Beasley and Kelly from Mountjoy Prison and he was involved in the distribution of arms collected from deserters. He was arrested in April 1920 and released after two weeks. He was appointed Brigade Transport Officer and was responsible for transport on Bloody Sunday. During the Civil War he took the Anti-Treaty side and he was appointed as Director of Organisation by Oscar Traynor and was captured on 3 July 1922 and interned until 1923.


Canny Joseph. B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. He was not a member of the Volunteers, he joined at 6.30pm Easter Monday at Cabra Bridge. Born in 1891 died on the 17th of January 1973, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at Cabra Bridge. He was captured after three days, he was interned in Wakefield Prison until September 1916. He was involved in the War of Independence, disarming British Military at College Green in 1920 and raiding for arms. He was employed as a Temporary Clerk, Department of Defence during WW2.


Canny Joseph. B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 17th of January 1973, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Cabra Bridge area. After the Rising he was interned in Wakefield Prison being released in September 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on his release and was involved in various I.R.A. activities including raiding for arms and his disarming of British military police at College Green, Dublin, in July 1920.


Corless Patrick John Christopher. Lieutenant, B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 3rd of February 1963. Fought at Harcourt Street, Liberty Hall, Blackhall Place, Cabra Bridge, the G.P.O. and Moore Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was deported after the surrender, he was released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He resumed activities after release and served throughout the War of Independence. He was appointed Battalion Quartermaster in 1918. He was arrested in June 1921 and interned at Rath Camp in the Curragh he was released on the 8th of December 1921. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Cusack John. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 25th of March 1940, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the North Circular Road and Cabra Road.  He served through the War of Independence and took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War, he joined the National Army on the 1st of May 1922 and was discharged on the 1st of January 1924 at the rank of Company Quartermaster Sergeant, service number 1173.


Daly Patrick J. Volunteer, D Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 9th of August 1892 died on the 18th of November 1974, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Cabra Bridge, Cabra Road and the North Circular Road Bridge. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. On the first day of the Rising he was involved as part of a group of about thirty Volunteers in a gun battle with British Troops on the North Circular Road and Cabra Road, he received a gunshot wound to the ankle. He was taken, by Frank Scullin a member of the public, to the Mater Hospital where he remained for eleven weeks. His family home in 1916 was at Kilworth, County Cork. He returned to Cork after release from hospital and had not further activity, he emigrated to the US sometime in 1924 or 1925. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Dempsey James. B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 5th of April 1884, aged 31 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the Blackhall Street and Cabra Bridge areas. Following the Easter Rising he was sentenced to death and later commuted to three years imprisonment before been released in 1917. In 1919 he was involved in an armed hold up of a military tender in Winetavern Street. Took no further part thereafter.

Dunne Patrick. B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died in December 1942 no birth record available. Fought in the North Circular Road Bridge area. Following the Easter Rising he was interned until September 1916. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation and took part in the usual activities. He took part in election work and guarding election boxes at Cabinteely. During the War of Independence he was involved in making in munitions in the South East Dublin Munition Factory. Referee Joseph O'Connor states that Dunne was present at Three Rock when members of the British forces were captured. In the Truce Period, 12 July 1921 - 30 June 1922. He was involved in the takeover of Kilmainham Jail he was in the garrison in Beggars Bush Barracks.


Faulkner John. (Faulkiner on the 1916 Roll) B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 25th of November 1888 died in St Kevin's Hospital, Dublin on the 19th of May 1944, aged 27 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Phibsborough and Cabra Road areas. He took part in the Howth gun-running. He was arrested on Tuesday the 25th of April 1916 and sentenced to three years penal servitude before been released in July 1917. He attended the South Armagh election. During the War of Independence he took part in an attempted hold up of a troop train at Ashtown. He held up the King's messenger at Blacksquire Bridge and an ambush on British forces Lorries at Findlater Place. During the Truce Period, 12 July 1921 - 30 June 1922, he was appointed Sergeant of the guard at Fowler Hall. At the outbreak of the Civil War Faulkner he came under attack at Fowler Hall and after the evacuation he was sent to Barry's Hotel and later the Hammond Hotel.


John McArdle

McArdle John. F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1878 died in Harolds Cross Hospice, Dublin on the 3rd of May 1933, aged about 38 years old during the Rising. Following the Easter Rising he was sentenced to death the sentence was commuted to imprisonment, his prisoner number was q198, he was detained at several prisons including Dartmoor and Lewis, and he was released in 1917. He was born in Cullenswood Dublin and educated at the Christian Brothers School Synge Street and was a student of Irish under William Rooney in the Celtic Literary Society. He was a committee member of the Hurling League. McArdle was involved in election work in Kilkenny and Armagh. In October 1919 he lost the use of an eye during an exchange with British forces. During the War of Independence he took part in an ambush at Phibsboro Road. Thomas Byrne, referee states that McArdle attended training camp in the Truce Period. McArdle enlisted in the National Forces on the 28th June 1922 at Griffith Barracks and joined the Volunteer Reserve. He was discharged from the National Forces in August 1922.


McDermott Patrick. Kimmage Garrison, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 15th of October 1977, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at De Selby quarries, Mount Seskin, Tallaght, County Dublin (gelignite Raid) the G.P.O. and Cabra Bridge. He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1915 in Liverpool, England where he was living until returning to Ireland in February 1916 to take part in the Easter Rising. On Sunday the 23rd April he was one of a party who raided De Selby quarries for gelignite. Captured during the Rising, he was interned until May or June 1916. During the War of Independence he took part in a number of IRA arms raids and armed street patrols. He was also mobilised on the 21st of November 1920, Bloody Sunday,  to take part in an IRA attack on a suspected British intelligence agent in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin the  intended target was not present when the IRA party raided the premises. On the 14th of March 1921 He took part in an IRA attack on British forces at Pearse Street, Dublin. He took no part in the Civil War.


O Higgins James. A Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1874 died on the 1st of January 1946, aged about 42 years old during the Rising. He was employed as a Cooper, Arthur Guinness & Sons Brewery, St. James Gate, at the time of the Rising. Fought in the North Circular Road Bridge. Arrested and internment until September 1916. James O'Higgins was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) from 1901 and to have lost his employment at Guinnessís Brewery between 1916 and 1922 due to his activities.


O'Reilly Kevin . B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894 died on the 19 of December 1962, aged about 22 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Cabra Bridge area. Interned until August 1916. Served with the Irish Volunteers and IRA from 1919 to the end of the War of Independence in July 1921. From October 1919 to June 1920 he worked for IRA intelligence while employed at Crown Alley Telephone Exchange in Dublin tapping wires etc. and also assisted in the destruction of letters captured by the IRA during a raid on the Rotunda Rink. He was arrested and interned from 12 November 1920 to May 1921 and had no further service.


Pollard Louisa.  Cumann na mBan, Central Dublin Branch. Born in 1893 died on the 7th of June 1986, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Employed as a Ladies Taylor at the time of the Rising. Served in the Cabra Bridge and Four Courts, Kingís Inns Quay areas. She was detained after the Rising and served a period of imprisonment to May 1916 at Kilmainham gaol following surrender. She was involved in transporting arms and ammunition to Cabra Bridge barricade on Monday of Easter week, following which she volunteered for service at the Four Courts where she carried out first aid until surrender.


Rawley Albert Sylvester. B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. No date of birth available, died on the 3rd of February 1966. Fought in the Phibsborough, Cabra Road Bridge, Cabra Road and North Circular Road areas. After mobilisation at Colmcille Hall, Blackhall Place, Dublin, his first posting was at Phibsborough church, taking over houses on Cabra Road, 19 Cabra Road was one which he and his colleagues barricaded and held, he was involved in guarding the adjacent Cabra Bridge until ordered to a barricade in North Circular Road on Easter Tuesday; coming under fire and retreating to a house, then returning to Cabra Road. He escaped to Finglas, briefly returning home before going 'on the run' in County Kildare for about a month. He later 'joined up with Sinn Fťin' and acquired arms from a civilian contact at Islandbridge Barracks, Dublin.