Casement, Sir Roger

(1864-1916)
   Born in Dublin the son of a Protestant father and Catholic mother, Casement served for many years as a distinguished diplomat. His criticism of how the native workers were treated forced the Belgian government to overhaul its administration of the Congo in 1908. He was knighted in 1911, left the diplomatic service due to in ill health, and retired to Dublin. In 1913 he helped form the Irish National Volunteers. In July 1914 he visited New York to drum up support for the organization. When war broke out, he hoped for German assistance in gaining Irish independence from Britain. Although he traveled to Germany, his hope for having German troops sent to Ireland did not materialize. When he returned to Ireland in April 1916 he was arrested, charged with treason and of being involved in the Easter Uprising, convicted on 29 June 1916, taken to Pentonville Prison in London and hanged on 3 August 1916. Some of his poems: "Forest Thoughts," "Fragment," "In the Streets of Catania," "Lost Youth."
   Sources: BBC-History-Roger Casement: Secrets of the Black Diaries (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/society_culture/protest_reform/casement_04.shtml). Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition, 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. First World War.com-Who's Who-Sir Roger Casement (http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/casement.htm). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). Treasury of Irish Religious Verse. Patrick Murray, ed. Crossroad, 1986.

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