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Liam Mellows (1890-1922)

Liam Mellows, 1890-1922: Liam was an Irish Volunteer leader who had been a member of a republican youth movement Na Fianna and was imprisoned in 1915. He took part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and escaped to the U.S. Returning to Ireland he fought on the side of the anti-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War (1922-1923). He surrendered to the Free State Forces in Dublin and was jailed. In November 1922 he was dragged from his cell and executed without trial.

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