Friday 11 May 2018

Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions: 2018 release

Click the image to download the names and addresses of those included in the latest release of files
Click the image to download a list names/addresses
of individuals included in the latest release (1.2Mb)
This year's release of records from the Military Service Pensions Collection (MSPC) is now available to explore on

The released files relate to claims lodged by 1,442 individuals or their dependants. They include 603 female participants; 262 individuals who served in the National Forces during the Civil War; 82 individuals who died in the period 1919-1921; 3 members of the National Forces who died in the Civil War; and files relating to veterans of both the War of Independence and Civil War.

You can search the collection and view/download an individual's service history and claim file here. Do bear in mind that some of the files contain multiple documents.

The MSPC is one of the largest collections relating to the Revolutionary period, providing an unparalleled picture of activities of the Irish Volunteers, the Irish Citizen Army, National Army and anti-Treaty groups from the Easter Rising of 1916 to the end of hostilities in 1923. It holds between 270,000 and 300,000 application files and supporting documentation.

There's a detailed guide to the MSPC here (13Mb pdf)