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Gerald Crawley.

Irish tenor.

Gerald O'Brien sang with Sir Thomas Beecham's company as well as with the Carl Rosa.

Obituary in Daily Herald: Tuesday, 11 July 1922

'Rebel' who sang in Opera - Death of Gerald O'Brien, of Carl Rosa Co.

Mr Gerald O'Brien, who, during the last provincial tour of the Carl Rosa Opera Company, was the leading tenor on one of the circuits, has died. Three weeks ago Mr O'Brien was taken ill with a chill. The chill was followed by pneumonia, and heart failure supervening caused death.

Mr  O'Brien, who in private life was Mr Crawley, was an enthusiastic Irishman. At one time he was a member of the IRA, and escaped from Mountjoy Prison, where he was interned after the Easter Week rising of 1916. He was a great athlete, and an excellent amateur boxer.

The funeral takes place this afternoon at St Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, W.

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