Irish War Memorial Records to be updated
A project to establish exactly how many Irish men died in World War One has begun in the Republic of Ireland.
The Irish War Memorial Records, which were compiled in the years just after the conflict, put the number at 49,400,
Field-Marshal Sir John French, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1919 to 1922, ordered the list to be made and it was published in 1923.
However, it is understood to include some errors, omissions, and duplications.
The project to update the records is a joint one between the Irish government, Google and the In Flanders Field museum in Ypres.
A bursary scheme is being established to allow students to spend time in the Flanders museum, where the records are kept.