OMAN, WILLIAM (1900- )

William Oman , known as “the bugler”,from the Irish Citizen Army played the last post at the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa.  His  rallied the troops on Easter Monday 24th  April 1916 and heralded the start of the rebellion. He saw action in North King Street and was released from Richmond Barracks after the surrender. OMAN 1916

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2 thoughts on “OMAN, WILLIAM (1900- )

  1. Hi,

    William was my great-grandfather. Just to fill in some of the gaps in your information. William died in 1976 and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. He didn’t see action at North King Street but saw action at City Hall, Jacob’s Factory and the College of Surgeons. His brother George (also I.C.A.) fought at the Imperial Hotel while their uncle ‘Robert ‘Bob’ Oman (I.V.) fought at the Four Courts.

    Regards,
    Niall Oman

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