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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Military Archives publishes 1916 Roll of Honour

The Military Archives has advised that following a review of files in its Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection, the total number of casualties recognised by the Department of Defence* is seventy eight (78).

To be recognised as a casualty one had to be proven to be :
  • A member of the Forces as set out in legislation: - the Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, Na Fianna Eireann, the Hibernian Rifles and Cumann na mBan.
  • Proven to have been on active service
  • To have been killed or wounded in the course of his duty
  • Death not due to any serious negligence or misconduct
  • To have died within three years of having received a wound provided the death was solely due to such wound.
You can download the list of the 78 casualties – the Roll of Honour – here.

In addition, a list of 'particulars' concerning the 16 executed Leaders of the Easter Rising can now be downloaded.

* In accordance with the provisions of the Army Pensions Acts 1923, 1927 and 1932 and the Military Service Pensions Acts 1924, 1934 and 1949.