Our Heroes

The database takes its name from the publication from which the biographies and images were sourced.

The biographical details and photographs contained in the “Our Heroes” supplement are now available for the first time, free to search online.  It also contains details of the dates of death and final place of burial or commemoration, which were not included in the original work.

This project is a valuable addition to Ireland’s Decade of Commemorations. Historians, researchers and students alike will find this resource a valuable tool, allowing interrogation of the original text to find not only servicemen's names, but everything that was contained in the original biographies - school names, rugby clubs, counties and much more besides.

The information contained within this database has all-Ireland importance. It is a snapshot of a cross section of the Irish officer class of the British Army, alongside the privates and NCOs listed among them who bravely distinguished themselves in the field or were killed in action.