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.
Gunner Patrick Meleady – Service Number- 656798
An idealistic young man, who is still in his teens, has dreams of a self-determined Ireland Whilst others join the...
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The Carpendales
Seven members of a single-family are named in this grave although not all are actually buried in it. The Carpendales were a highly-respected South County Dublin family – many of whom served in India.  The Rev Maxwell Carpendale was a Perpetual Curate in the village of Mullavilly in County Armagh …
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L/ Corporal John Flannery – 1885 – 1961
John Flannery’s burial was recorded in Deansgrange Cemetery register but I could not find his grave. With the help of cemetery personnel, I discovered he was buried in the plot of the Dockrell family. If his name was not inscribed on the tombstone, it could be for a very good …
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The Ballentine Brothers
George Ballentine was United States Consular Agent in Ballymena, County Antrim, from 1871 until his death in 1893. After that, his son, John James George, took over his mantle and served in the same role for the next eighteen years before becoming Chief Clerk of Petty Sessions in Belfast. John …
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Royal Army Medical Corps’ Annual Service
RAMC Corps Sunday takes place each year on the anniversary of the formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps which occurred in 1898. It is marked by serving and retired medical personnel at church services when they remember their fallen comrades and those for whom they cared, and they re-dedicate …
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Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying
The Royal British Legion, Republic of Ireland District, supported by the Irish Government, hosted its Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, on Saturday 13 July 2018. The event commemorates all those who lost their lives in the World Wars, in …
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Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht

The Carpendales
Seven members of a single-family are named in this grave although not all are actually buried in it. The Carpendales were a highly-respected South County Dublin family – many of whom served in India.  The Rev Maxwell Carpendale was a Perpetual Curate in the village of Mullavilly in County Armagh …
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L/ Corporal John Flannery – 1885 – 1961
John Flannery’s burial was recorded in Deansgrange Cemetery register but I could not find his grave. With the help of cemetery personnel, I discovered he was buried in the plot of the Dockrell family. If his name was not inscribed on the tombstone, it could be for a very good …
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The Ballentine Brothers
George Ballentine was United States Consular Agent in Ballymena, County Antrim, from 1871 until his death in 1893. After that, his son, John James George, took over his mantle and served in the same role for the next eighteen years before becoming Chief Clerk of Petty Sessions in Belfast. John …
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Lowry and Wintle
LOWRY and WINTLE In loving memory of Arabella, widow of Major Octavius Lowry, late 86th regiment of Galway Militia. Died aged 82. Florence Emily Joice, widow of Colonel Fitzhardinge Wintle, 87th Punjabis I.A. Passed over 14th June 1949. Eileen L V Wintle of Ballygarth Castle. 18 April 1893-18 November 1979 …
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Lt Col Sir Walter James Thompson Buchanan K.C.I.E
LT COL SIR WALTER JAMES THOMPSON BUCHANAN K.C.I.E 1861-1924 Walter James Thompson Buchanan was the eldest of Robert and Mary Buchanan’s eight children. Robert, like his father before him, was Coroner of Fintona, County Tyrone. Walter James Thompson as born in Londonderry on 12 November 1861 and was educated in …
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Major-General Richard Heard C.B.E.
MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD HEARD C.B.E. 1870-1950 On 10 November 1866, the steamer ‘Ceres’ was wrecked off the coast of Wexford. One of the survivors was Dr...
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