The above is interesting as Eamonn Malone was my Grandfather and as he died when mam was v young we don’t have much info on him .
great picture, can’t put names to anybody, but wondered if anybody heard of Thomas O’Reilly, ( my great grandfather), he served with 1st and 5th batallion carlow brigade
I have some other names for you on the 5th Battalion that may help your search. I received them in regard to my own Grandfather; Jim Wynne who served with D Company, 5th Battalion Oglaighna hEireann. I received the information in papers from the Dpartment of Defence some years ago, so they are a true and verbatim record of names. The other names are: Commanding officers Liam Stack; Captain, Eamon Malone; Lieutenant, and Thomas O’Connell; Acting Lieutenant. Battalion Commander was Commandant was T.H Flynn who was later to join the National or Free State Army. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Eamon Malone and Thomas O’Connell eventually succeeded Liam Stack as commanders of the 5th Battalion and Thomas O’Connell was interned at the outbreak of the civil war.
I would like to hear more myself if you have any information? I have a good bit on my Grandfather and I was lucky enough to inherit his medals and papers. As mentioned I received a good bit of paper work from the Department of Defence and it also included details of an ambush in which my grandfather was injured.
All the best Jim
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