The Irish Department of Defense has launched a collection of military service pension records that range the years from 1916 to 1923. The first part of the collection contains some 10,000 files on members of the Irish Volunteers, Citizen Army, Hibernian Rifles, the Irish Republican Army, Cumann na mBan (is an Irish republican women's paramilitary organization formed in Dublin on 2 April 1914 as an auxiliary of the Irish Volunteers ) and the National Army. This is part of larger collection by the Irish Department of Defense to catalog and eventually put online some 300,000 military service pension files which is expected to be on line by 2016. The collection includes collection includes everything from letters applying for a pension to various organizational and membership files to basic administration files. The pension files list the full name of the individual, address, date of birth, date of death, civilian occupations, military record, military awards, etc. The collection is free access and can be searched by keyword.
To search the collection go to: http://tinyurl.com/k8j5rgt Original url:
You can search the entire collection or various options which are listed.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee