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ARMY RECORDS

Over the last number of months I have received a lot of requests from visitors to the site inquiring about service records of family members who at some stage my have served in the Irish Army or indeed going back to pre 1922  in the British Army.

For obvious reasons I donít have access to that sort of information, but I will supply the following links for families who keen to track down the service records of family members.

Before starting out on your research try and find as much information about your family member before contacting the relative archives. It will make your job explaining a lot easier and archivist  job of finding any records a lot quicker.

Although the following may seem obvious and some of the information you may not know.  Any time spent here will pay dividends in the end of your research.

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Christian Names and Surname

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Date of Birth

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Address or even County at time of enlistment.

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Army Service Number (This is the Key to all searches)

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Unitís Served (3rd Battalion, 4th Motor Squadron)

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Corps served in. (Engineers, Cavalry, Military Police, Infantry, Air Corps

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Overseas Service (UN Missions - Congo, Lebanon, Cyprus)

Armed with any of the above information then contact the following:

And good luck!

Irish Military Archives

Postal Address:

Officer In Charge
Military Archives
Cathal Brugha Bks
Rathmines
Dublin 6
Ireland

Telephone: + 00 353 1 8046457

Web Link:  Irish Military Archives

 

 

British Military Archives

Postal Address:

The National Archives
Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8876 3444

Web Link:  The National Archives (Military)

 

   

Matt McNamara
March 2011