Tuesday 13 June 2023

MilitaryArchives.ie releases 14th instalment from MSPC Project

Ireland's Military Archives has made its first release this year of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection. It is the 14th release from the MSPC Project since it was launched in January 2014, and consists of more than 2,100 fiiles representing records relating to 797 individuals.

This release sees 416 applications lodged under the Military Pensions Act 1934, and 138 applications for service pensions under the Military Service Pensions Act, 1924 (National Army applicants).

A further 169 applications for wound pensions/gratuities and 124 applications were lodged under the Army Pensions Acts (Special Allowances, wounds, disability and dependents).

Among the 797 individuals whose files are being released (you can download a list of names here), are 45 individuals with an address in Northern Ireland, 260 in Dublin, 115 in Cork, 58 in Kerry, 35 in Galway, 28 in Donegal. 53 individuals had an address in England, 62 in the USA, 12 in Scotland, 2 in Canada, and 1 in Australia.

Taking into account all the MSPC file series, over 119,700 files have been catalogued, approximately 78,000 are now fully digitised and some 2.5 million pages of archival material is available online, free of charge from MilitaryArchives.ie.

The next MSPC release is likely to be in November/December.