Military Service Pensions Collection

 

 

October 2017 – Fourth Release

What is Released in October 2017?

An outline of the material for the 4th Release of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection is set out below.
The files of 1,576 individuals are now being released into the public domain. They represent more than 4,730 files and represent a total of 290,000 individual scanned pages.
The release includes:
- 300 women participants
- 343 IRA Civil War casualties
- 66 individuals executed during the Civil War.
- 352 claims lodged by dependants of deceased participants
- 5 veterans of Easter Week
- 510 applications for service (either pre-Truce or War of Independence and Civil War (IRA and National Army)

See the complete list HERE

NOTE: Individual applications relate to applications for service pensions, claims for
gratuities or awards made by dependants, claims by veterans for wounds suffered or disablement or deterioration in health due to service in the period 1916-1923 and such related matters. All applications are made and processed under relevant
legislation enacted by the Oireachtas from 1923.

The researcher must be aware that one individual has more than 1 file. Some have
up to seven files, generated under different aspects of the legislation as enacted
from 1923 to 1973. To improve access, individual files thus created are consolidated under the relevant name.