Margaret Keogh, First Civilian Casualty of the Easter Rising 1916

#OnThisDay 1916 Margaret Keogh, from Carlow, became the first civilian casualty of the Easter Rising. A nurse in South Dublin Union (now St. James’ Hospital), she was checking on patients during a lull in the fighting & was shot by two British soldiers. Some records have Margaret as a member of Cumann na mBan and therefore a combatant death, but she wasn’t.
Side note: Margaret was apparently related to Myles Keogh, the General Custer’s right hand man at the Battle of Little Bighorn fame.

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Margaret Keogh

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