Monday, April 10, 2017

Soldiers' Records From The National Army Museum, London

The National Army Museum in London gives us the enlistment books of five disbanded Irish regiments. Per the site: "The Connaught Rangers, the Leinster Regiment, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, the Royal Irish Regiment and the Royal Munster Fusiliers were units of the British Army, which were disbanded following the establishment of the independent Irish Free State in 1922. The enlistment books contain records of soldiers serving in these regiments in the period 1920-22."

There are some 11 thousand names in the database and you can browse or search. The information offered is name, role (eg. soldier), date/place of enlistment, unit, ID number, place of birth, civilian trade, address of next of kin, and address on discharge. An image of the actual enlistment book entry is also provided.

Check it out at:
Soldiers' Records | National Army Museum, London:

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