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Local Studies Department

WORLD WAR I: Appendix: List of County Kildare Casualties

[Includes reports of ‘Kildare’ men active in the war]

In some instances this has been described as a list of World War I Dead for Co. Kildare but it is more correctly a casualty list as the news appeared in the local newspapers – some references were premature and some of those listed as killed were subsequently found to be wounded or missing.

The list should be checked against official sources – many of which are now kept in Kildare Co. Library. One of the great advantages of the Internet is that researchers can now check online at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for verification of war dead – this site is constantly being updated -
Mario Corrigan, James Durney, 2008.

The list has been checked against the original by Mario Corrigan, James Durney and Rose Sheridan but mostly the notes are by the original compilers of the list. Where the notes are in italics they are by the above.

There are some entries where the birthplace causes concern, such as Vicarstown which is in Laois and Cookstown – where it says Cookstown Co. Kildare we believe this should be Crookstown, near Ballitore but at least one or two entries for Cookstown appear to refer to Co. Tyrone when the references were checked by Karel Kiely, Kildare Genealogy Dept., against Census records – e.g. Eccles, Josiah appears on the Census for Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. The Mason’s Lodges 396 and 470 for Cookstown appear to be still in existence for Tyrone/Fermanagh. Without checking every single reference we cannot be certain as to why they were included – it may mean that although born elsewhere these men enlisted or were living in Kildare?