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...

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MHIT NEWS

Here is a list of our latest news posts from the MHIT News Blog.
Message from the Chairman 2019
Introduction Acknowledging that shared military heritage is valued by the different political, religious and cultural traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG), as a voluntary and non-profit organisation, advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational and non-political approach to military heritage and the story of the Irish …
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A Long Week in March
A Long Week in March: The 36th (Ulster) Division in the German Spring Offensive, March 1918 The 36th (Ulster) Division are widely regarded as being the most successful British Infantry Division in terms of ground gained on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme. The casualties suffered then …
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75th Anniversary D-Day
75th Anniversary D-Day: Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Harvey (Retd) D-Day has a little known but not insignificant ‘ Irish ‘ dimension to it.  There were ‘ Irish ‘ among the American, British, and Canadian paratrooper and glider-borne infantry landings prior to H-Hour on D-Day; they were in and amongst the first and …
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Sleeping Flags Appeal
The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel – SLEEPING FLAGS APPEAL On Monday, 11 February, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel – Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann) formally launched its Sleeping Flags Appeal, in order to raise public awareness and aid for the homeless Irish Defence Forces veterans.  The associated campaign involves …
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Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings
Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings 1835-1891 A name like Sadleir Ridings is not easy to locate on the internet with...
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Belligerent Internees
Allied and German Golfers at the Curragh Camp 1940-1945 By Colonel William H. Gibson (retd.) With the outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939 the Irish Government, led by Éamon DeValera, adopted a policy of neutrality and thereby refrained from joining the Allies or Axis powers. This was followed …
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Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht

Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings
Surgeon Major James Sadlier Ridings 1835-1891 A name like Sadleir Ridings is not easy to locate on the internet with Sadleir picked up as saddler...
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Lt Col Eric James Daly McElwaine O.B.E.
1897-1960 The couple buried in this plot in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin, had two amazing sons – one, the recipient of an O.B.E. and the other, a Knight.  Adam James McElwaine, from Coleraine, County Londonderry, married Edith Mary Leech from Ennis, County Clare, who was 13 years his junior, and the …
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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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