A native of Liverpool, Patrick Supple joined the Kimmage Garrison in Dublin in advance of the Easter Rising and entered the GPO on Easter Monday, 1916. He helped to take a number of British soldiers prisoner at the beginning of the week and later manned the windows on the ground floor of the building. He was wounded on Friday and, after being treated in Jervis Street Hospital and Dublin Castle Hospital, he was deported to Knutsford Jail. He was subsequently transferred to Frongoch prison camp, where he was interned until December 1916. Supple returned to Liverpool in 1919, where he helped to transport arms to Ireland and took part in the burning of homes belonging to Black and Tans. Supple later took up a position in the Irish civil service, working in the Department of Supplies.
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