A plumber by trade, Matthew Holbrook was a member of A Company in the Wexford Brigade of the Irish Volunteers. He helped to block roads in Enniscorthy during the Easter Rising and later took part in an attack on the RIC barracks in the town. Interned in Stafford Jail and Frongoch prison camp, Holbrook acted as Director of Engineers and Munitions in the North Wexford Brigade of the IRA during the War of Independence. He fought with the republican side during the Civil War until his arrest in August 1922.
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