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Jul 4, 2015

Irish traitor's Welsh baptism

Sir Roger Casement, executed for treason in the First World War, was secretly baptised at the Roman Catholic church in Rhyl in 1868. His diplomatic ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

work won him a knighthood but he became disillusioned with the British Empire and actively backed the separatist cause in his native Ireland. He was hanged not long after a German U-boat had put him ashore in Ireland in 1916. For more about the church and its connection to Roger Casement, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the fence outside the church, facing Wellington Road. Or click here