The Military Archives has launched a Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection blog with a view to increasing awareness of this important historical material and highlighting some of the stories unearthed from its 250,000 records.
A regular stream of blogposts will also keep researchers up to date with some of the discoveries still being made in the MSPC collection, which includes applications for pensions, gratuities and allowances lodged by those who participated in the events from 1916 to the end of the Civil War in 1923.
So far, four blogposts have been published. Three of them explore applications by named individuals, while another examines the incidences of reported deafness in the records.
In all cases, copies of original material are included, as are links to additional information.