Find your First World War Ancestor

New Website of Ireland's Memorial Records

By Catherine Wright

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Find your First World War Ancestor' page

Photo from "Old Front Line" website by Paul Reed

Irish Soldiers' Records

You may be interested in searching for your ancestors on this new site of Ireland’s Memorial Records, which lists 49,000 soldiers from Ireland who died during the First World War or as a result of wounds sustained during battle.

Which battle?

The date of death may lead you to which battle your ancestor died in – there is a list of first world war battles on Wikipedia.

Where buried?

The website established by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission can assist in locating the cemetery where your ancestor was buried.

Learn more

Also see Heritage Council: Memorial Records to learn more about these memorial records.


This page was added by Catherine Wright on 24/02/2014.