British Army Pensioners - Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ireland, 1783-1822
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British Army Pensioners - Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ireland
This record set comprises the discharge documents of almost 20,000 men serving on the Irish Establishment, 1771-1821. More than half the records are those of Irishmen. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham was established in 1681 to house sick and veteran troops from the British Army.
Pension records do not necessarily relate to older men: soldiers were eligible for a pension after 12 years of service so comparatively young men could be pensioned out.