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.
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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Lieutenant Colonel Francis George Jones
Lieutenant Colonel Francis George Jones 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Francis George Jones (known as Frank) was born on Friday 8 April 1864 in the Rectory at Kilmurry which is situated between Macroom and Bandon, Co. Cork. He was the son of Edward George and Eliza Wilhelmina Jones, nee Symes. …
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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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The Haunting Soldier
Under the auspices of Sabina Purcell – Ireland’s World War 1 Veterans’ Project, a civic welcoming ceremony took place on 04 November, in St Stephen’s Green, on the arrival of the Haunting Soldier in Dublin, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. The sculpture will return …
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State Commemoration Armistice Day – Glasnevin Cemetery
On Sunday 11 November 2017, Glasnevin Trust hosted the formal State commemoration marking the centenary of Armistice Day, which brought to an end the First World War. The day’s events commenced at 1000hrs with the unveiling of five Commemorative Plaques in honour of Irish men who received the Victoria Cross …
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Armistice Day Ceremony Paris – Sunday, 11 November, 2018
Global commemorations centred on France, the crucible of much of the conflict, where more than 60 heads of state and government assembled at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which contains the grave of an unknown soldier of the First World War. Among those joining the French President, Emmaneul Macron, …
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Digging up the Raj Series - by Shabnam Vasisht

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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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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