A member of the Wexford Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, Richard Francis King fought in Enniscorthy during the Easter Rising. He was the Commanding Officer of the scouts and participated in the attack on the town’s RIC Barracks. Interned until June 1917, King became active in Sinn Féin and served on the IRA’s Headquarters staff during the War of Independence. He did not participate in the Civil War.
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