A member of the Dundalk Battalion in the Louth Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, Thomas McCrave was part of a group who occupied Tyrellstown House in Dublin during the Easter Rising. The group marched to Dublin from Louth, commandeering munitions and motor cars, arresting British Army personnel and shooting an RIC constable along the way. McCrave was subsequently captured and interned until December 1916. He subsequently became Captain of A Company in the Dundalk Battalion and was later appointed Vice Commandant of the 1st Battalion in the Fourth Northern Division of the IRA. He participated in both the War of Independence and the Civil War, fighting with the reoublican side on the latter occasion.
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