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    1922 Military census.

    May be of interest to those who'd like to know what their ancestors were up to during the Civil War!


    "A SEARCHABLE DATABASE based on a military census from 1922 will be launched online this morning. The census outlines the full extent of the Free State Army’s manpower during the Irish Civil War, and was held in November 1922 to audit the general state of the National Army at the time.

    The census, which came about halfway through the war as the National Army fought against anti-treaty members of the IRA, was conducted in an effort to ascertain precisely how many recruits the army had at its command.

    “Without accurate information, headquarters staff could not adequately estimate pay bills, feed, clothe or procure weapons or even determine how many troops they had at their disposal,” said Defence Forces spokesman Commandant Denis Hanly.
    The Army Council therefore decided in October 1922 that it would undertake a census, documenting its entire manpower at the stroke of midnight on the morning of Friday 13 November that year.

    The census forms recorded the regimental number, rank, corps, name, age, home address, marital status, religion, and next of kin for a total of 33,210 soldiers.

    The delicate act of carrying out the census – and the fear that personal data could fall into enemy hands – meant particular security checks were undertaken.

    “The Census forms were stamped with an individual number to ensure each form could be accounted for and were distributed to each of the General Officers Commanding,” Commandant Hanly said ........"

    http://www.thejournal.ie/free-state-...urce=shortlink
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    Where's the anti treaty men and women? Not much on my side to view
    Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Harry View Post
      Where's the anti treaty men and women? Not much on my side to view
      You'll have relatives on both sides, just like everyone else in the country!!

      Thanks OD. Found two relatives and one was a very young 16 yo conscript!
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        #4
        No there was only one side we were tying fellas to bombs and all that . Sinking fellas rocks to feet. Not very savoury . Guns under children's pillows in case the free state came in
        Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Harry View Post
          No there was only one side we were tying fellas to bombs and all that . Sinking fellas rocks to feet. Not very savoury . Guns under children's pillows in case the free state came in
          Not much has changed !

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