Born in 1866, Patrick Tobin joined the IRB in 1884 and fought in the Easter Rising as a member of A Company in the 1st Battalion of the Wexford Brigade in the Irish Volunteers. He was based in Enniscorthy during the week and participated in the attack on the town’s RIC Barracks, as well as serving on outpost duty. Following the surrender, he was interned in Lewes Prison, Frongoch prison camp, and Wormwwod Scrubbs. Released in December 1916, he rejoined the Volunteers and took part in raids and the manufacture of munitions during the War of Independence.
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