11 November 2019

Irish War of Independence pensions

If you had a relative who served in the Defence Forces in Ireland from 1922 onwards or received a medal or pension for service during the Easter Rising or War of Independence, there may be a reference to them within the genealogy section of the Military Archives website at  www.militaryarchives.ie/genealogycollections.

According to an update an additional 1,540 records were recently added including those of 313 women who fought for independence in Cumann na mBan, the women’s paramilitary organization, nine veterans of the 1916 Easter Rising, and 45 members of the Irish Republican Army and Cumann na mBan in Manchester. This release brings the number of individuals whose files are now available online up to 9,555 entries for individuals (representing over 28,700 files).

The files are available at militaryarchives.ie/en/ collections/online-collections/military-service-pensions-collection-1916-1923/

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