Volunteer Martin Savage born 1898 died 19 December 1919. Martin Savage was an Officer in the Dublin Brigade of the Irish Republican Army, he was from Ballisodare, County Sligo. On 19 December 1919 he was killed action during a gun battle with British Crown forces after an ambush at Ashtown, near the border of County Meath and County Dublin during the early stages of the Irish War of Independence when the IRA unit he was with tried to kill Lord French viceroy of Ireland. As a 17 year old he took part in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin and fought with Padraig Pearse and James Connolly in the GPO. He was captured by the British Army and imprisoned in Richmond Barracks. On 30 April 1916 he was deported to Knutsford Detention Barracks in Cheshire, England along with 200 other captured prisoners. Upon his release he returned to Dublin and resumed the fight for Irish freedom and became a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion of the Dublin Brigade.