The May 2023 release is the 14th release of records from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection (MSPC). The files relate to claims lodged by 797 individuals/veterans or their dependents and contain new information on the War of Independence and the Civil War. They provide significant insights into post-conflict lives. The release contains approximately 2,167 new files and brings the total of 17,372 individual entries on the MSPC online database (representing over 52,000 files).

Files released in May 2023 include:

- 416 applications lodged by under the Military Service Pensions Act, 1934.

- 138 applications for service pensions under the Military Service Pensions Act, 1924 (National Army applicants).

- 169 applications for wound pensions/gratuities

- 124 applications lodged under the Army Pensions Acts (Special Allowances, wounds, disability and dependants). 43 of these applications were lodged by women (widows and dependants, wound, special allowances…)

Quick Geographical Breakdown:

- Among the 797 individuals whose files are being released, 45 individuals had an address in Northern Ireland, 260 in Dublin, 115 in Cork, 58 in Kerry, 35 in Galway, 28 in Donegal.

- 53 individuals had an address in England, 62 in the USA, 12 in Scotland, 2 in Canada, 1 in Australia.


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