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C.J. Murphy

Biography

Christopher J. Murphy was attached to C Company in the 3rd Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. He was based in Boland’s Mill during the Easter Rising, where he was shot by a sniper, whose bullet passed through Murphy’s throat and lung. He was treated in Dublin Castle Hospital and was subsequently interned until Christmas 1916. He renewed his involvement with the Volunteers upon his release and used his barbershop on Camden Row as a safe house during the War of Independence. Murphy joined the National Army in February 1922 and rose to the rank of Company Sergeant before leaving in October 1923.

 

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