Thursday 11 November 2021

Unique Irish Great War Dead Archive launched by Tipperary Studies

Tipperary Studies, the local history department of the county council's library service, has launched an excellent new online resource entitled The Irish Great War Dead Archive.

The newly-developed site was created after military historian and author Tom Burnell presented Tipperary Studies with a unique database recording the names of servicemen with connections to Ireland who died in World War I.

It records not only the individual's war service information but also, where available, genealogical details extracted from GRO, census and other non-military collections. Newspaper death announcements, tributes and obituaries, photographs and last place of residence have also been researched, as have details of death from medical records and civil death certificates, and location of their memorial entry or gravestone.

The new archive represents some twenty years of research by Tom Burnell but is still a work in progress. While details of servicement from the counties representing the Republic of Ireland have been completed, work is continuing to research the Great War dead from the six counties in Northern Ireland.