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Introduction

This page contains the casualty figures for the 1916 Easter Uprising. These were announced by the British Authorities on 11 May 1916.

The Figures

 

Killed

Wounded Missing Total
Military Officers 17 46 0 63
Military Other Ranks 86 311 9 406
RIC Officers 2 0 0 2
RIC Other Ranks 12 23 0 35
Dublin Met. Police 3 3 0 6
Civilians & Insurgents 180 614 0 794
  300 997 9 1306

 The figures for the civilian and rebels were grouped together as the authorities stated that it was not possible to deduce who was a rebel and who was a civilian.

The large loss of civilian life during the Easter Rebellion was one of the reasons that the rebels were viewed with disdain and hostility by some of the Dublin residents. It should also be remembered that a large number of Irish troops were serving in France and Flanders with the British Army.

The subsequent courts-martial and execution of 14 rebels, including all the signatories of the proclamation, began to turn both opinion in Ireland and overseas.

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