Discover more about the Irish officers who died in the First World War. Learn where and when an officer died, as well as the cause of death. You may also uncover details of an officer’s family and pre-war life.
Originally published in 1916 as Our Heroes, this book covered the period August 1914 to July 1916. It contained photographs, with biographical notes, of officers of Irish regiments and Irish officers of British regiments who had fallen in action, or who had been mentioned for Distinguished Conduct. Also included in this volume is a brief history of the chief events of the Great War (to July 1916) in which Irish regiments were engaged.
Additional information, that was not included in the original publication, was gathered by the South Dublin Libraries website Our Heroes and has been reproduced here.
Each result will provide you with a transcript and an image. From a transcript, you may learn all or some of the following details:
Unit or regiment
Images will provide additional details about the officer. You may discover the following details by viewing your ancestor’s entry on the image:
Cause of death
Place of death
Date of death
Age at death
Place of birth
Other family names/details
Biographical details, such as where an individual attended university
These records are from the Naval & Military Press.
Begin your search broadly with just a name.
If needed, you can narrow your results by including additional search criteria such as a rank, unit or regiment, or keyword.
Be sure to explore the image attached to your relative’s transcript to uncover additional information.