#OTD in 1916 – John Francis Foster was one of the many civilian children killed during the Easter Rising.

John Francis Foster was born in Dublin, and lived with his parents at 18 Manor Place, Stoneybatter.

On the 24th April John Francis Foster was caught in the crossfire whilst his mother Catherine pushed his pram towards the city centre from their home. A gun battle broke out and John was shot outside the Father Matthew Hall on Church Street. He later died in Richmond Hospital, he was aged 2 years and 10 months. He was buried at Glasnevin Cemetery.

Image credit | Glasnevin Cemetery Museum


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