The National Archives of Ireland
Soldiers' Wills

Soldiers’ Wills

The National Archives of Ireland holds a collection of the wills of Irish soldiers who died while serving in the British Army.  Most of these date from World War I but there is a small number from the period of the South African War, 1899-1902.  The documents have been digitised by the National Archives and the first phase of this work, covering the years up to the end of 1917, is now available free online to researchers. 

The Soldiers’ Wills for the years 1918-1922 will be completed and made available in early 2014.

Read more about the project.