Military Pensions Archive documents
Letter in 1943 from Irishman William Coman informing pension authorities in Ireland that he was being held as a prisoner of war in Germany. He asked them to hold his pension until his return after the war. He returned in 1945.
A note written by Eamon de Valera whcih Linda Kearns MacWhinney stated was given to her by de Valera to allow admittance to Irish outposts during the 1916 rising to deliver and receive despatches. De Valera later verified its validity in a letter.
Photograph of Irish prisoners on the balcony of E Block in stafford jail in 1916. Circled in the back row is Eamonn Bulfin who served in the GPO and was interned until December 1916. He was later involved in the purchase of arms in Argentian for the Irish Volunteers and the IRA.
A signed letter from a surgeon at Mercer's Hospital. Dublin in Janaury 1926 stating that Charles Eugene McMahon had undergone an operation to remove a bullet from his head. He was one of the youngest participants in the rising aged 11.
A letter of verification from the former commanding officer of the IRA in the four courts regarding Michael McCabe. He wsas one of the recipients of the pension for 1916 who also went on to seve with British or Allied forces during WWI.
Sworn satement of Winifred Carney in 1840 before the military pension board. She was a member of Cumann na mBan and served as James Connolly's aide de camp.
A letter from the pension board to Margaret Skinnider, who fought and was injured in 1916, refusing her a service pension because of her gender.
Maud Gonne McBride's application for a widow's allowance in relation to her estranged husband Major John McBride who was executed in 1916.