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  1. 1916IrishCollector

    Cumann na mban 1917 female IRA members badge

    I've seen them on lapels and many times worn on hats by members of CnamB.
  2. Winifred (Winnie) Carney's posthumously awarded 1916 and War of Independence with Comrac medals, along with her husband, George McBride's WWI group. Excerpt from Wiki - She was present with Connolly in the Dublin General Post Office during the Easter Rising in 1916, his aide-de-camp. Carney was the only woman present during the initial occupation of the building, which she entered armed with a typewriter and a Webley revolver. While not a combatant, she was given the rank of adjutant and was among the final group (including Connolly and Patrick Pearse) to leave the GPO. After Connolly became wounded, she refused to leave his side. This was despite direct orders from Pearse and Connolly. She had earlier taken the wounded Connolly's final dictated orders. Carney, alongside Elizabeth O'Farell and Julia Grennan left the GPO with the rest of the rebels after their surrender. George fought in the Battle of the Somme. Was taken prisoner and later returned to Belfast.
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    "Easter Uprising " 1916 medal group

    Very nice.
  4. 1916IrishCollector

    Cumann na mban 1917 female IRA members badge

    Ann Cooney in her 1916 uniform (date of photo unknown). Looks like the same badge/brooch though.
  5. 1916IrishCollector

    Cumann na mban 1917 female IRA members badge

    A couple of other pics of the same brooch.
  6. 1916IrishCollector

    Funding the IRA.

    Folks, Here are a number of other denominations - $10 (first and second issue), $25 and $50.
  7. Danny, The makers mark is for the Jewellery & Medal Manufacturing company. They are an early issue Irish Defence Force Air Corps wing badge. I have a similar badge on a 1930-1950s issue Air Corps dress uniform attributed to Capt. William (Bill) Ryan. VBW, 1916IrishCollector
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    1916 golden badge

    Dear Noor, One hypothesis advanced on this badge was that it was for members of a 1916 veterans association named after Oscar Traynor. Regards, 1916IrishCollector
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