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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

MilitaryArchives.ie releases more records from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection

MilitaryArchive.ie has released a third tranche of records from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection (MSPC). It includes files relating to 882 individuals.

In total, some 2,839 files have been released, relating to applications for service pensions, claims for gratuities or awards made by dependants, claims by veterans for wounds suffered or disablement or deterioration in health due to service in the period 1916-1923 and related matters.

A list of the individuals recorded in this release can be downloaded here (pdf 531Mb). The list shows their names and full addresses. It includes the files of:
  • 106 women participants
  • Successful pension applications files relating to 89 Brigade and Battalion IRA Officers
  • Successful and unsuccessful applications lodged by the dependants of 392 War of Independence casualties
  • Successful and unsuccessful applications lodged by the dependants of 144 National Army (Civil War) casualties
  • 110 other applications relating to other cases (some rank and file), including National Army members pursuing their army career in the Defence Forces as Officers
  • The files of 42 veterans of Easter Week with recognised service
Researchers should note that many individuals have more than one file. Some have as many as seven files. This is because separate files were generated under different aspects of the legislation enacted between 1923 and 1973. To improve access, MilitaryArchives.ie has consolidated individual's files under the relevant surname.

Search the MSPC's 'Individual Applications – Pensions and Awards'.