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Below is the number of Irishmen who died in World War 1. The statistics are a result of ten years research by Tom Burnell with the assistance of members of The Great War Forum  

 

Criteria for inclusion

  • Born in the 26 Counties.
  • Lived in the 26 Counties.
  • Next of Kin listed living in or from in the 26 Counties.
  • Buried in the 26 Counties.


Known birth locations 26,022.

Unknown birth Location 3,447.

Born in the 26 Counties 24,067. 


Below are the figures for the 26 counties, after the duplicates are removed (10% are listed in more than one county) the total is 29,469.


Carlow, 573.

 

Cavan, 694.

 

Clare, 702.

 

Cork, 4,550.

 

Donegal, 1,295.

 

Dublin, 8,634.

 

Galway, 1,178.

 

Kerry, 775.

 

Kildare, 1045.

 

Kilkenny, 798.

 

Laois, 576.

 

Leitrim, 339.

 

Limerick, 1,313.

 

Longford, 341.

 

Louth, 832.

 

Mayo, 1135.

 

Meath, 585.

 

Monaghan, 527.

 

Offaly, 664.

 

Roscommon, 553.

 

Sligo, 597.

 

Tipperary, 1,539.

 

Waterford, 1,171.

 

Westmeath, 736.

 

Wexford, 923.

 

Wicklow, 793.


Type of death, most common:

 

Killed in action 16,406.

 

Died/Died of wounds 9,062.

 

Suicide, where recorded 32.