Thursday 6 November 2014

Armistice Day, November 11

Armistice Day will be celebrated next Tuesday, November 11. The photo above shows Private Patrick Halloran leaving Ennistymon for the Front in 1914 where he was killed the following year. The story of the Hallorans and Connoles of Ennistymon can be read at

There are other records relating to Clare men and women who fought and died in the World War I on the Clare library website including a list of Kilrush men at and soldiers from North Clare at, Claremen and women who served in the Australian Imperial Forces at, Claremen who served in the Canadian Forces at and Clarewomen who served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps at

There is also a list of British Army WWI Pension Records for Claremen in service at and the Commonwealth War Grave Commission Burials in County Clare Graveyards at gives the burial places in Clare of soldiers who died in both World Wars.

All 49,000 Irish soldiers who died during the First World War or as a result of wounds sustained during battle can be searched in Ireland’s Memorial Records in Flanders Fields Museum at and, for soldiers buried abroad, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located at ( provides access to millions of WWI records and South Dublin Libraries have recently launched a site – Our Heroes ( - which makes available photographs and short biographies of Irish officers and men in the British Army who were either killed in action or were mentioned in dispatches for acts of bravery during the war.

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