It is from The War Dead Databases Project;
The War Dead Databases Project.
The aim of the project is to formulate and collect any book or database that lists Irish casualties who died as a result of war.
The purpose of this is to finally put a correct figure on the Irishmen and Irishwomen that died in the Great War and to assemble them according to their county.
The Irish Government have been approached in a bid to update and amend Irelands Memorial Records, to date, they are unwilling to do so. The President of Ireland was asked if she could or would help. She did not reply. A letter was written to Queen Elizabeth as these were soldiers of the English King. She replied that it was not the policy of British Government to meddle in the affairs of a foreign State. Mr Enda Kenny and five other present Ministers were asked to help, they did not reply.
Let it be known ;-
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!
The Kilkenny database was completed last year and will be added to the main Roll of Honour. This Roll of Honour will not be complete until there is one complete alphabetical list of the Irish WW1 casulaties which will include all mention of military personnel in regional and rural newspapers of the period. The project is ongoing and the powers that be do not wish to know.
The sources for the Kilkenny casualties are;
Sources; The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Soldiers Died in the Great War. Soldiers of the Great War. The New Library and Archives Canada. The National Archives of Australia. Nominal Rolls of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. De Ruvignys Roll of Honour, The War Graves of the British Empire, Commonwealth War Graves Commission registers for the Irish Free State, Irelands Memorial Records. The Tipperary War Dead, The Wexford War Dead, The Wicklow War Dead, The Offaly War Dead, The Waterford War Dead, The Kerry war Dead, University of St Andrews Roll of Honour, Souvenir of the Great Naval Battle, Call to Arms, Montreal’s Roll of Honour, Croydon and the Great War, Artists Rifles Roll of Honour, Princes Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, University of Edinburgh Roll of Honour, 1914-1919, Sligo 1914-1921, Irish at the Front, New Zealand Roll of Honour, Irish on the Somme, Tenth Irish Division in Gallipoli, The National Roll of the Great War, London, Blackrock College Roll of Honour, South Irish Horse Casualties, The First Five Hundred, Great War Memorial in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny. WW1 Irish Soldiers; Their Final Testament, Roll of the sons and daughters of the Anglican Church, The Roll of Honour, Five months on a German Raider, The Munster Express, RGA Enlistments—Ireland, WW1 Irish Soldiers wills, Record of service of solicitors and articled clerks with His Majesty's forces, 1914-1919, Irish Submariners (Barrie Downer), Lijssenthoek Cemetery Project, Our Heroes, Wigs and Guns, Soldiers of the Great War (USA), The Distinguished Service Order, Bond of Sacrifice, King’s County Chronicle, Public Records Office, the West Australian, The London Gazette, Flight, The Tipperary Star, The Kilkenny Journal, The Kilkenny People, 1901 and 1911 Census, The Carlow Sentinel, The Leinster Express, The Waterford News, “The Argus” (Melbourne), “The Poverty Bay Herald”, Harrow Memorials, volume 1; Harrow School Register, 1845-1925; Harrovian War Supplement, “The Times”, The Nationalist and Leinster Times, The Enniscorthy Guardian, The Clare Journal.
The references above is not a complete list of available works. The 'database bank' is steadily growing and completed counties are constantly being updated as new casualties are found or brought 'In from the Cold'.