Joseph Edward Vize fought in the Easter Rising as a member of D Company in the 2nd Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. After helping to take Jacob’s Biscuit factory on Easter Monday, he was sent to reinforce the St. Stephen’s Green garrison and took up a position in the Turkish Baths. He was interned in Stafford Jail and Frongoch prison camp until December 1916 and rejoined the Irish Volunteers in 1917. He was appointed Officer Commanding of the Scottish Brigade of the Irish Volunteers the following year. Vize subsequently joined the General Headquarters staff of the IRA during the War of Independence, serving as Director of Purchases and Director of Transport until his arrest in October 1921. He acted as Director of Purchases in the National Army during the Civil War and served with the army until 1928, having achieved the rank of colonel.
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