Tom Burnell has recorded the grave locations of men who died in World War I and World War II. Details of these grave locations, directions and images are included here.
Tipperary Studies Department, Tipperary County Council Library Service, The Source Library, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, holds a collection of contemporary county newspapers on microfilm, which greatly assisted Tom in his research. Tipperary Studies also holds a set of Ireland’s Memorial Records 1914–1918, being the names of Irishmen who fell in the Great European War 1914–1918, compiled by the Committee of the Irish National War Memorial with decorative borders by Harry Clark. This limited edition in 8 volumes, was published in 1923 by the Committee of the Irish National War Memorial. There are records of the war dead from various counties around Ireland also in the collection, as well as several general histories of Ireland and the Great War in the library catalogue.
There is also the aspect of female participation in the Great War and the archive includes details of Tipperary born ladies who served with the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. This research is part of a country wide study carried out by Barbara Walsh, whose Tipperary records are reproduced here by kind permission.
Many men and women also served on county branches of the Red Cross volunteers known as Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD). Details of Tipperary men and women who were on VADs around the county can be found by searching for “Volunteers during the First World War” on the British Red Cross website.
Tom Burnell completed much of his research in Tipperary Studies. The Local Studies Department is the primary resource for local history research in County Tipperary for historians and enthusiasts. It has a dedicated reading room with modern research facilities.
Learn move about getting involved in Local Studies at tipperarystudies.ie or visit our Digital Archive.
Images of the ‘Dead Man’s Penny’ or ‘Death Penny’ as it is also known, for two Tipperary brothers who died in the Great War, Thomas and James Ryan, held in the Tipperary Studies Department.