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Using Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-1918

The CD Rom records the names of more than 49,000 Irishmen who died in the Great War.

1. Home Page

The home page opens in your web broswer automatically, giving you access to search the information contained on the CD, as well as the original 1923 Introduction, a preface with statistical analysis of the data, and background information about Harry Clarke, the publishers and a Getting Started guide.

2. Search Page

This example shows the Advanced Search interface which allows users to select a range of different fields to search. In this example we are searching for a Murphy born in County Tipperary who died in 1917.

3. Results Page
Search results are then displayed in abbreviated form allowing users to select entries which they are interested in.

4. Info Pop-up
Selecting the Information (i) button beside each search result brings up a pop-up of the information contained about the person in the database on the CD. In this example we are looking at the information relating to William Murphy born in Moycarkey, Co. Tipperary, a private in the Irish Guards, 1st Battallion, who died in France in 1917.

5. Image View Page
Users can also select to view the original printed publication for every entry. So in this example the printed information about William Murphy appears in the top right hand of the screen. From this we can find out a little more about him and the exact date of his death.

6. Other Resources
This CD-ROM contains a very detailed list of statistics which we derived from the database of the original publications, including a month by month breakdown of casualties throughout the war, age profiles of those who died, and places of birth. Nearly a quarter of all those recorded were born outside of Ireland, although they fought with Irish regiments. Most of these were born in the UK, but some were from as far afield as China and India.

Return to Ireland's Memorial Records Page