Wednesday 3 October 2012

Irish 1916 First World War Diary online

A new project has seen the publication online of a diary from the First World War, recorded by Mary Martin, a widow and mother of 12 children, living in the Dublin suburb of Monkstown. She began the diary shortly after being told that her son Charlie, a soldier with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was missing in action on the Salonika front. It ends just days before she was officially informed that he has been killed.

To access the diary, which covers January - May 1916, visit

Might be worth mentioning that another historic event was happening somewhat closer to home at that point also!

(With thanks to Silicon Republic at


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