Lot 153: 1916 Rising Medal group to Galway Veteran, Bernard Grealish, together with personal effects.
January 21, 2017
Dublin, IrelandLive Auction
1916 Rising Medal group to Galway Veteran, Bernard Grealish, together with personal effects.
Group of three medals comprising 1916 Rising medal, 1917-1921 War of Independence medal, with Comhrac bar; and 1921-1971 Truce Anniversary medal. Accompanied by a Military Service Pensions Act, 1924. Certificate of Military Service; an Award Certificate and two photographs of Bernard Grealish, seated as a young man and in Garda Síochána uniform in a family group; also a silver cased fob watch, Chester, 1908; and a penknife engraved, ''Gd. B. Grealish - Pres by the C.S.P.C.A. - 1930''.
Provenance: By descent to the current owner.
Other Notes: Bernard Grealish served at the Agricultural Station, Moyode Castle and at Limepark in Easter week1916, under O/C Patrick Callanan. Having served in an IRA Active Service Unit in the War of Independence, he joined the Free State Army. In 1925 he joined the Garda Siochána, initially posted at the Phoenix Park and transferred to Ramelton, Co. Donegal in the 1930s. He died in Co. Donegal 1971.