Peadar Bracken

Peadar Bracken (23 January 1887 – January 19, 1961) was an Irish freedom fighter during Ireland's War of Independence.

Early life

Peadar Bracken was born Peter Francis Bracken on January 23, 1887 in Sragh, Tullamore, King's County, Ireland. He was the second son of Joseph and Anne Bracken.

Career

  • 1914: Elected Captain by the men of the Tullamore Company Irish Volunteers
  • 1915: P.H. Pearse appoints Bracken Commandant of the Athlone Brigade area
  • 1916: Bracken fires first shots on March 20, in his hometown of Tullamore, County Offaly
  • 1916: Bracken commands the critical GPO garrison outpost at O'Connell Bridge, Dublin during the Easter Rising
  • 1920: Irish Republican Army headquarters appoints Bracken first Commandant of No.1 and No.2 Offaly Irish Republican Army Brigades

Rereferences

  • O'Bracken, Fergus (2009). Irish Freedom Fighter: Peadar Bracken 1887-1961, Biography of an Offaly Freedom Fighter. TAF.  
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