Friday 28 May 2021 releases 10th instalment from MSPC (1916-23)

The Military Archives in Dublin has released another tranche of online material from its Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection.

Launched this morning by the Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., the new material comprises more than 2,500 files representing records relating to 1,120 individuals. It includes applications for service pensions and applications under the Army Pensions Acts linked to disability pensions. Some 869 of the files are relating to women applicants.

This is the tenth release since the MSPC Project was launched in 2014, since when about 104,000 files have been individually catalogued, and more than 34,000 scanned files made fully available online.

At the launch, the Minister said: “The records contained in the Military Service Pension Collection provide invaluable historical information that captures first-hand accounts of the experiences of the individuals involved in this defining period of Irish history. Each release of material from this collection reveals previously unknown or forgotten experiences of those involved in events of that time. It gives me great pleasure to make further historical records contained in this collection available to the public.”

You can find out more about the MSPC here, and search it here.