The First World War Discover the secrets of your ancestors’ past Brendan Mullins Genealogist Irish Family Research Memorial Ireland’s Memorial Records, 1914-1918: Being the names of Irishmen who fell in the Great European War, 1914-1918 Other Casualty Records Available on - www.ancestry.co.uk Official Publications -  ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War’ Part 1-80  Part 71, Leinster Regiment Part 72, Royal Munster Fusiliers Part 73, Royal Dublin Fusiliers  Part 67, Royal Irish Rifles Part 68, Royal Irish Fusiliers Part 69, Connaught Rangers Available in the National Library of Ireland  NLI Call No.  355942 s 11    NLI Call No.  Ir 355 s 14    NLI Call No.  Ir 355 s 15 The Information on these records is also found on ‘Ireland’s Memorial Records’ -as shown above. Service Records Supplemented by - Army Pensions Admissions Books - (WO 116 and WO 117)  Available on - Army Service Records of The First World War By Simon Fowler, William Spencer And Stuart Tamblin Available in the National Library of Ireland Main Reading Room NLI Call No.  1B 1156 - This gives a good description of what Records are available in the  British National Archives, Kew, including those listed above.  See also the following, and other information on the National Army Museum website - For those who died in the First World War - www.cwgc.org - To assist in locating war graves, or memorials to those whose bodies were never recovered. This is a free website.  Information can be useful in identifying details about the soldiers service history. Sample Search:-










Name

Rank

Service Number

Date of Death

Age

Regiment / Service

Service Country

Grave /

Memorial Reference

Cemetery / Memorial Name

MULLINS, E

Rifleman

R/11663

03/01/1917


King's Royal Rifle Corps

United Kingdom

O. IV. G. 3.

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

MULLINS, E

Private

M2/032161

31/08/1916


Army Service Corps

United Kingdom

I. F. 4.

ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY, FREVENT

MULLINS, E W

Private

G/48770

30/05/1918

24

The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

United Kingdom

XI. G. 5.

WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

MULLINS, EDWARD

Private

9630

08/06/1917

26

Leinster Regiment

United Kingdom

Panel 44.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

MULLINS, EDWARD

Private

10193

21/03/1918

23

Somerset Light Infantry

United Kingdom

Panel 25 and 26.

POZIERES MEMORIAL

MULLINS, EDWARD JAMES

Sapper

2816

21/08/1915

32

Royal Engineers

United Kingdom

VIII. B. 73.

BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

MULLINS, EDWARD JAMES

Private

15336

21/03/1918


Worcestershire Regiment

United Kingdom

Panel 41.

POZIERES MEMORIAL

MULLINS, EDWARD JOHN

Private

65648

09/04/1917

25

Canadian Infantry

Canadian


VIMY MEMORIAL

MULLINS, EDWIN

Lance Corporal

10354

26/09/1916


Dorsetshire Regiment

United Kingdom

Pier and Face 7 B.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

MULLINS, ERNEST

Private

19406

11/01/1917


Dorsetshire Regiment

United Kingdom

Pier and Face 7 B.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

MULLINS, ERNEST ALFRED

Private

45936

23/10/1918

18

Royal Berkshire Regiment

United Kingdom

XI. A. 14.

HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU

You have searched for Surname: Mullins, Initials: E, War: First World War, Served in: Army By clicking on a name, it should tell you the Battalion,  and the names and address of parents, - and spouse if married. (Some may not have all this information.) You can now research the movements of the Battalion.

If you are researching an ancestor who fought in the British Army during the First World War, and have very little information to start with, even if just his/her name, it can be possible to at least find out a general overview of his/her military service.

Over the last few years a wealth of material has been made available for tracing individuals and the military units with which they served. Many records are now available online to download free, for a fee, or by subscription.

As on 5th October 2014 Medal Records War Diaries Ireland’s Memorial Records Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.ancestry.co.uk www.findmypast.co.uk/search/army-service-records http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ http://www.nam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research-information-3.pdf

Thousands of New Service Records revealed

The publication and re-indexing of World War 1 service records (series number WO 363) and pension records (WO 364) by findmypast has revealed over 4.2m indexed entries, including close to 600,000 names never previously captured. These records contain between one and a hundred pages that cover everything from physical description of your ancestors to details of the battles and campaigns they participated in and remarks on their conduct and character.


As well as a more thorough transcription process which involved looking at every single one of the 35m+ images in the two series, findmypast has also identified and indexed lists of names that appear tucked away in individual service papers.


Available on -

http://blog.findmypast.co.uk/2014/millions-of-world-war-1-service-records -released-online-in-most-comprehensive-collection-ever/?sourceID=13 Medal Records Seealso - Gallipoli Diary By General Sir Ian Hamilton Available in the National Library of Ireland Main Reading Room    v. I-II NLI Call No.    35509496 h 1 Medal http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/medal-index-cards-ww1.htm www.ancestry.co.uk http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk Books Over the years many books have been printed on regiments and battles during the First World War. Some of these are - Main Reading Room NLI Call No.  IR 94109 d 54 Main Reading Room NLI Call No.  IR 94109 d 48 Main Reading Room NLI Call No.  9A 3906 Main Reading Room NLI Call No.  Ir 355942 h 7 To research an  Irish Regiment, Click Here -

An excellent research guide is -

Tracing your

First World War Ancestors

By Simon Fowler

Published by Pen & Sword Books, England


http://ireland1418.webs.com/regimentalwebsites.htm

The BBC, in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, has started a nationwide roadshow to give people hands on experience of life in the Great War and to help them discover the role their ancestors may have played.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27616048

The UK National Archives are currently putting a lot more records online -

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/first-world-war/ A selection of books on various battles on the Western Front- (Battleground Europe) - is available from Pen & Sword Books, England. www.pen-and-sword.co.uk

Additional information on First World War Medals can be found on -

http://irishmedals.org/world-war-1.html

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