William Power was a member of F Company in the 4th Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers and, along with his brother Arthur, participated in the Easter Rising in 1916. After being sent by Con Colbert to mobilise the Volunteers in Clondalkin on Easter Sunday, Power returned to the city and took up positions in the Ardee Street Brewery and Jameson’s Distillery. He was interned in Knutsford Prison until June 1916 and helped to reorganise the Volunteers upon his release, rising to the position of Lieutenant in F Company. He was arrested three times over the subsequent years, escaping on each occasion, before moving to Liverpool in 1919.
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