Irish Soldiers’ Wills

Logo Soldiers' WillsThe digital collection Soldiers’ Wills is a project of the National Archives of Ireland, Dublin. In the collection you will find 9,000 digitized wills mostly dating from the First World War. Some wills stem from the South African War (1899-1902). Around 35,000 Irish soldiers died during service in the First World War. The wills can be searched for name, surname, service number, War Office number and date, and date of death. The wills were most often written on the page for wills of the pocket army service book known as the Small Book.

Soldiers’ Wills

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