Our Heroes

Our Heroes

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/