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Friday, 2 August 2013

FindMyPast adds Irish WW1 dead

FindMyPast Ireland has added Ireland's National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 to its database.

These records give details of Irishmen who died while serving in the British Army during the First World War, and in the three years after peace was declared.

Transcripts has been taken from all known available resources for Irish casualties published before 1922, including Soldiers Died in the Great War and Ireland's Memorial Records, and the records of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Newspaper articles, periodicals and other books were also used to collate the information.

The material has been cross-referenced with the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses to provide a more precise list of Irish war victims for the period than has been previously available to family historians.

This collection is now also available as part of a World Subscription via FindMyPast USA and FindMyPast Australia/NZ. It will be added to FindMyPast UK's World Subscription in due course.