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November 2022 Release

The November 2022 release is the 13th release of records from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection. The files relate to claims lodged by 1,835 individuals/veterans or their dependants and contain new information on the War of Independence and the Civil War. They also provide significant insights into post-conflict lives. The new release contains approximately 5,010 new files, fully digitised and brings the total of online entries (individual claims only) to 16,572 individual names.

Significantly, all service pension claims lodged by women/Cumann na mBan members have now been fully catalogued and digitised. Release 13 will bring the total number of service applications lodged by women to 6,445 active service claims under the Military Pensions Acts, 1924 (2 claims) and 1934.

Note that other claims lodged by women (wounds, disability, dependency…) are still the object of ongoing cataloguing.

Taking into account all MSPC file series, over 113,500 files have now been catalogued and around 46,000 are now fully digitised and available online. The Project has now digitised and made available over 2,400,000 pages of archival material online.

The only series available for viewing in the Military Archives reading room is the Medal (MD) series (online database available). All the other file series are only available online for viewing (description and scanned files).

Files released in November 2022 include:

- 1,658 claims (service and others) lodged by women, including 5 successful claims for service pensions and 274 successful claims under the Army Pensions Acts (disability, Special Allowance, wounds).

- 177 claims lodged by men, including 28 lodged by National Army members.

Quick Geographical Breakdown:

- 72 individuals had an address in Northern Ireland, 42 in USA, 25 in England, 5 in Scotland, 2 in South Africa

- 267 applicants had an address in Cork, 171 in Dublin, 190 in Kerry, 122 in Clare, 115 in Donegal, 65 in Mayo..


For further highlights and individual cases, visit the MSPC blog: