Friday 25 May 2018 adds index to Our Heroes (WW1) records

FindMyPast has uploaded an index to records held on the Our Heroes website. The latter provides photos and short biographies of 1,640 Irish officers and men in the British Army who were either killed in action or mentioned in despatches for acts of bravery.

The Index on FindMyPast is called Ireland, British Army Officers 1914-1918 and may not include all the records; the blurb says it covers August 1914 – July 1916 and has 1,500+ entries.

Searches return a transcript of details including the officer's birth year, rank, regiment, death date, age at death, burial plot, whether or not they were killed in action and a link to their portrait on the sources website. Some also provide details of the individual's service and next of kin.

The Our Heroes site has been online since 2014 and is free to access. It is a project created by South Dublin Libraries and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltact with the help of the National Library of Ireland.