Kilmainham Gaol text Collection title

John Williams

Biography

John Williams was a section commander with F Company in the 1st Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. He fought in the Church Street and North King Street areas of Dublin during the Easter Rising. He was court-martialled following the surrender and sentenced to death, but this was commuted to ten years penal servitude and he was interned in Portland and Lewes prisons. Released in June 1917, Williams rejoined the Volunteers and subsequently took part in the War of Independence. He took up positions in Fowler Hall, Barry’s Hotel and Hammond Hotel at the outbreak of the Civil War in Dublin and participated in a number of republican operations in the city throughout the remainder of the conflict.

 

Pension File(s):


Related autograph book pages:

Search other resources for this person


Share information about this person

Do you have information about this person you would like to share?

Name

Biography

Your Name

Your Email

Your Phone Number

© Kilmainham Gaol
Website by 
Roomthree Design