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"Our Heroes" new database now online


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Hi all,

I've been involved over the last couple of years with the extraction of the text information and photographs contained in the above publication. The aim was to make the information available online at no cost, as part of the Centenary commemorations.

1,600 men's names and short biographies are available to search. The brief biographies cover many subjects including schools, colleges, universities, regiments, ships, cities, towns, professions and banks on the island of Ireland and mainland Britain.

Here's the official blurb with the link:

Our Heroes:

During the period 1914-1918, the magazine “Irish Life” published a supplement called “Our Heroes” which contained photographs and short biographies of Irish officers and men in the British Army who were either killed in action or were mentioned in despatches for acts of bravery.

As part of the Decade of Centenaries 1913-1922, South Dublin Libraries embarked on a collaboration to digitise and put online this hitherto unavailable resource. Using photographs of pages from the original publication supplied by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, with the permission of the National Library of Ireland, South Dublin Libraries Local Studies created searchable text from the page images using Optical Character Recognition software, isolated the portraits of the men and enriched the data by including the place of burial of those who fell, which was not included in the original work.

The Our Heroes database is available here:

http://ourheroes.southdublinlibraries.ie/

Hope you find it useful.

Regards,

Dave

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Well done!

Always good to see a research project come to fruition.

Derek.

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Thanks for this, I found a photo of a distant relative of mine, Capt James Ferguson St John Annesley RAMC. (His grandfather is my gggg grandfather)

Cheers,

Mick.

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http://ourheroes.southdublinlibraries.ie/node/16419

Something strange with this chap. Killed in the Dardanelles but is on the Thiepval memorial. Date of death is obviously wrong too.

I came across him searching for Royal Irish Fusiliers

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Found 2/Lt John Ross Moore, an 'old boy' of The Palace School Bewdley (see signature) - possibly a new avenue for research. Great site!

http://ourheroes.southdublinlibraries.ie/node/16176

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http://ourheroes.southdublinlibraries.ie/node/16419

Something strange with this chap. Killed in the Dardanelles but is on the Thiepval memorial. Date of death is obviously wrong too.

I came across him searching for Royal Irish Fusiliers

Definately is http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/601825/HACKETT,%20HENRY%20ROBERT%20THEODORE he's:

H.R.T. Hackett (Henry Robert Theodore) not "H.R.S."

Aged 19 not "21"

KIA 02/11/1915 not "17/10/2014"

1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers not 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers

Buried Azmak Cemetery, Suvla not "Commemorated Thiepval Memorial" There's a 2/Lt E.A.N. Hackett Royal Irish Regiment on it http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/788172/HACKETT,%20ERIC%20ADRIAN%20NETHERCOTE

So other than confusing RDF for RIF, the newspaper piece is spot on, it's the info above it that's totally wrong.

Sam

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Definately is http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/601825/HACKETT,%20HENRY%20ROBERT%20THEODORE he's:

H.R.T. Hackett (Henry Robert Theodore) not "H.R.S."

Aged 19 not "21"

KIA 02/11/1915 not "17/10/2014"

1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers not 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers

Buried Azmak Cemetery, Suvla not "Commemorated Thiepval Memorial" There's a 2/Lt E.A.N. Hackett Royal Irish Regiment on it http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/788172/HACKETT,%20ERIC%20ADRIAN%20NETHERCOTE

So other than confusing RDF for RIF, the newspaper piece is spot on, it's the info above it that's totally wrong.

Sam

Thanks Blackwatch and Roughdiamond. I'll check that out and report back.

Cheers,

Dave

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Super research and thank you for posting the link

Gerry

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Thanks Blackwatch and Roughdiamond. I'll check that out and report back.

Cheers,

Dave

Definately is http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/601825/HACKETT,%20HENRY%20ROBERT%20THEODORE he's:

H.R.T. Hackett (Henry Robert Theodore) not "H.R.S."

Aged 19 not "21"

KIA 02/11/1915 not "17/10/2014"

1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers not 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers

Buried Azmak Cemetery, Suvla not "Commemorated Thiepval Memorial" There's a 2/Lt E.A.N. Hackett Royal Irish Regiment on it http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/788172/HACKETT,%20ERIC%20ADRIAN%20NETHERCOTE

So other than confusing RDF for RIF, the newspaper piece is spot on, it's the info above it that's totally wrong.

Sam

Now fixed.

Slight problem with formatting of cemetery names in Turkey, but H.R.T Hackett is now correct.

Thanks chaps,

Dave

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Nice site, well done all involved.

Andy

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