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Casement, Roger David, Sir

Born: 1864 AD
Died: 1916 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Nationalist

1864 – Casement was born in Dublin on the 1st of  September.

1842 – Captain Casement served in the Afghan campaign.

1903 – Roger Casement, then the British Consul in Kinchasa, was commissioned by the British government and delivered a long, detailed eyewitness report exposing human rights abuses in the Congo Free State: The Casement Report.

1906 – Casement was sent as consul to Pará, transferring to Santos, Brazil and lastly was promoted to consul-general in Rio de Janeiro.

1911 – Casement wrote extensively (as always) in those two years including several of his notorious diaries, the one for being unusually discursive.

1913 – Casement resigned from colonial service.

1914 – When the First World War broke, he attempted to secure German aid for Irish independence, sailing for Germany via America.

1916 – He died on the 3rd of August.