Find your ancestors in Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921

What can the National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 tell me about my ancestors?

These records give details of Irishmen who died serving in the First World War. Also included are those soldiers who died in the three years after the end of the war.

This database of transcripts has been created from all known available references and databases for Irish casualties published before 1922. They include Soldiers Died in the Great War, Ireland's Memorial Records, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, newspaper items, articles and books. The material has also been cross referenced with the 1901 and 1911 Census to provide a more precise list of Irish casualties than was previously available to family historians.

Ireland’s Memorial Records suggest 49,600 Irish casualties for the Great War. However not every soldier in an Irish Regiment in the British Army was an Irishman. With over 24,000 detailed entries and more to come, the National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 is a rich resource for those with ancestors who served in the Great War.

What information is available in these records?
Where available these records will give the following information
First Name
Last Name
Place of Birth
Enlisted: place of enlistment
Service Number
Day of Death
Month of Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Grave: location of grave or memorial plaque in cemetery
Supplementary Information: usually parents and spouse names and addresses
Notes: notes on previous regiments & service numbers.
Newspapers: extracts from newspapers including obituaries and letters home.

Searching these records
You can search these records by name, date and place. You can enhance your search by using ‘Keyword search’. This powerful and flexible search allows you to search by any detail that is recorded in the transcript.

A note regarding place of death
Place of death is France or Flanders unless otherwise noted.