Thomas Clifford was a member of G Company in the 2nd Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. He joined the St. Stephen’s Green garrison during the Easter Rising and was based in the Royal College of Surgeons for the majority of the week. He was interned until July 1916 and joined the Kerry Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, rising to the position of Commanding Officer in the 2nd Battalion. He participated in a number of operations during the War of Independence, including arms raids and attacks on RIC barracks. He took no part in the Civil War.
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