The Friends of the National Archives have completed the cataloguing of more than 20,000 soldiers’ records held at the Kilmainham Hospital in Dublin from 1783-1822. The files can now be found in The National Archives Catalogue and could provide the key for many people trying to discover their family history.
Kilmainham Hospital administered some pensions until 1822, when Chelsea Hospital took on the administration of out-pensioners from both establishments. The task of cataloguing the pensioners’ discharge documents (certificates of service) in series WO 119 took a team of 14 volunteers just over three years.
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