By James langton;
James Cunningham was from Drogheda County Louth and like his father he was a tailor. He served in Jacob’s Factory during the Rising. After the surrender he was detained in Richmond Barracks, on the 2nd of May he was removed from Richmond Barracks and sent to Knutsford detention Barracks where he arrived on the 3rd of May. In February 1936 he was awarded an annual pension of £23 six schillings and six pence. He served as a member of the Irish Volunteers from April 1st 1916 to the 31st of March 1919 and as a member of Oglaigh na hEireann from April 1st 1919 to the 11th of July 1921. James Cunningham died in February 1948 and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.