Remembering Our Heritage and
Appreciation of Ireland’s Distinctive
and
Shared Military Heritage
Encouraging Research and the Study
of the
Irish Soldier in Military History
Promoting and Preserving Ireland’s
Unique Military Heritage
for Future Generations

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You are very welcome to the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust’s web portal, where we promote the widest understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s distinctive and shared military heritage. By means of this Web Site and posted News Bulletins, the Trust endeavours to enhance public knowledge of its vision, mission, objectives, activities, current projects, military heritage and upcoming events. In addition, our Web Site provides guidance for the research of military heritage. The Web Site also advises on how to access information regarding military service. Finally, the site facilitates links with Web Sites associated with Ireland’s military heritage.
About Us
About Us Throughout Ireland and for the foreseeable future, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG): Honours all Irish men and women who served in armed forces irrespective of the Theatre of Operations, National Flag...
Membership
The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG) was founded in 1999, in order to promote the widest understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s distinctive and shared military heritage. Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the...
Bursary
The Military Heritage Research Bursary 2019 Terms of Reference Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust CLG, (hereafter referred to...
Research Guide
Research Guide Inniskilling Fusiliers hand over Spandau Prison guard, Berlin to the French Understanding the importance of research, nurturing a new generation of researchers and inspiring learning, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG) welcomes...

MHIT NEWS

Here is a list of our latest news posts from the MHIT News Blog.
The Irish Soldier in 1918
The Irish Soldier in 1918 Commandant Lar Joye   On 21st March the German Army attacked on the Western Front...
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Colonel Alexander Bredin 1837-1927
The Bredins have a remarkable military history in India with many rotating the same family names, to make it more...
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Belligerant Internees Part 1: Allies
Belligerant Internees Part 1: Allies Col William Gibson Rtd With the outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939 the...
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Presentation of Royal Irish Regiments New Colours
Introduction As Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Irish Regiment, H.R.H. the Duke of York KG, GCVO, CD, ADC, presented the Queen’s...
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Lt Col Eyre Evans Preston O.B.E. 1872-1937
Lt Col Eyre Evans Preston O.B.E. 1872-1937 his is a continuation of the Preston story posted last month and is...
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Lt Col William John Phaelim Preston D.S.O., O.B.E. – 1873-1943
Lt Col William John Phaelim Preston D.S.O., O.B.E. – 1873-1943 I was attracted to the grave of Rev Decimus William...
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Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht

Colonel Alexander Bredin 1837-1927
Colonel Alexander Bredin 1837-1927 The Bredins have a remarkable military history in India with many rotating the same family names, to make it more confusing...
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Lt Col Eyre Evans Preston O.B.E. 1872-1937
Lt Col Eyre Evans Preston O.B.E. 1872-1937 his is a continuation of the Preston story posted last month and is about the older brother of...
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Lt Col William John Phaelim Preston D.S.O., O.B.E.
Lt Col William John Phaelim Preston D.S.O., O.B.E. - 1873-1943 I was attracted to the grave of Rev Decimus William Preston by the inscription at the...
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Lt Col William Saffery Cooper
LT Col William Saffery Cooper 1903 – 1962 William Saffery Cooper, late Indian Army, shares a tombstone with his wife, two children and in-laws, the...
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LT Col William Black Eddowes
LT Col William Black Eddowes 1878-1947 This is a continuation of the Eddowes family – I have already written about the father, Surgeon Major William...
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Surgeon Major William Eddowes 1827 – 1880
SURGEON MAJOR WILLIAM EDDOWES 1827-1880 The William Eddowes in this grave was buried (if you’ll pardon the pun) under a virtual landslide of Eddowes’ –...
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