Discover your ancestors who were Irish, of Irish heritage, or who fought in Irish regiments during World War 1 and who died in that war. The records may reveal your relative’s age, birth country, and when and where they died. For the military historians among you, you may also find details of the deceased’s rank, unit, and regiment.
Each record comprises a transcript and black and white image of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• First name(s)
• Last name
• Death date
• Unit or regiment
• Birth place
• Birth country
• Death place
The image shows the same information in the context of page, in alphabetical order with other men.
The record set comprises 49,646 records in eight volumes.
The publication was completed with the addition of spectacular borders to the text by renowned artist Harry Clarke.
Over 30,986 declared Ireland as their country of birth. For 741 individuals just Ireland was listed. 11,299 were from the six counties of Northern Ireland while 18,946 came from the remaining twenty-six counties. 7,405 had no place of birth recorded. The remaining 11,000 plus had Places of Birth spread throughout Britain, continental Europe, the United States of America, Canada and the rest of the World. These men and women considered themselves to be Irish, of Irish Heritage or fought with an Irish Regiment.
World War 1
The horror and destruction of World War I 1914 – 1918 was on a scale never witnessed by humankind before. The unprecedented mobilization of men and equipment, combined with a rapid advancement in military technology, resulted in figures of about 37 million military and civilian casualties (deaths and wounded). The eight volumes of Ireland's Memorial Records were created to preserve and commemorate the memory of the thousands of Irishmen who died during the war. The volumes cover the entire island of Ireland, North and South, and contain the names of 49,647 individuals. Compiled by the Committee of the Irish National War Memorial under the direction of the Earl of Ypres, and published in 1923, the publications serves as a lasting memorial to the thousands of Irishmen who died during the Great War.