Ireland, Casualties of WWI


If you have military ancestors who were born or lived in Ireland, and who died in WWI, searching our Ireland, Casualties of WWI, 1914–1918 database can help you discover more about their lives.

The collection lists over 49,000 soldiers who died, and is the only publication to bring all of these names together in one place.

What can I find in this collection?

When you search our Ireland, Casualties of WWI records, you can discover basic information, such as name, rank and regiment. Many entries, however, contain a whole host of additional information such as age, how the soldier died and other facts.

The listings include people who were Irish by birth, had residence in Ireland at the time they died, or who had served in an Irish regiment. The pages can be searched using the Search box on the left, or browsed by alphabetical sections in the Browse box on the right.

When you view the records, you will also be able to see illustration from the original volumes, which were designed by Irish artists such as Harry Clarke, who was renowned for his work in stained glass.


A brief history of Ireland’s Memorial Records

The data in this collection is from the book Ireland’s Memorial Records. It’s the result of work undertaken in 1920s, when £5,000 of the National War Memorial funds was spent collecting the records of all those who had fallen in WWI. The collected data was printed in the book, which was published in 1923.