James Nolan of the Irish Volunteer Training Corps (or the GR’s) died in Dublin. This Corps of soldiers was the first to suffer fatalities in the Rising. On Monday April 24th the GRs left Beggar’s Bush Barracks and marched to Ticknock. On completion of the exercise they marched back to Beggar’s Bush where they came under heavy fire from the Rebels who kept up continuous shooting from the corner house at 25 Northumberland Road and Haddington Road.
J. Nolan, 8692, Rifleman of the Royal Irish Rifles, born and enlisted in Dublin, died April 24th 1916, aged 20. He was the son of Mrs. M. Nolan of 48 Power’s Court, Mount St., Dublin.