Hi, I am new to this site , please could someone help me. My father has recently passed away and I found on the back of one of his pictures some information about him he served in ,Clark Bks, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare S and J depot, also no 9 Pln No 2 Coy, J depot MacDonagh Bks, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare. This was during the early 1950s. I would like to know about these units .
Post by Matt McNamara on Jun 28, 2008 12:04:25 GMT
Thank you for your post. Going by the information you have supplied in your post I would suggest the following. Re: ( Pln No 2 Coy, Training Depot MacDonagh Bks, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare) This is more that likely the recruit platoon and Barracks in which your Father received his initial military training. On completion of initial training all soldiers were sent to various units through out The Curragh Camp. Re: ( Clarke Bks, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare S and T Depot. ) This was the Transport School and where all drivers were trained. This would suggest that your Father was on a driving course there in the school or was a member of that particular unit Depot S & T. (Supply & Transport).
You can contact that Personal Records Section of The Curragh Camp ( DFTC ) and supply them with the relevant information and they can look up his files for you. If you had his service number this would make that job a lot easier and faster. You can contact them at 045 445000 or contact the Army archives at
OIC Military Archives Cathal Brugha Bks Rathmines Dublin 6
Telephone: 01 8046457
Best of look with you search and do let us know how you got on.
All the best
And straight I will repair To the Curragh of Kildare For it's there I'll finds tidings of my dear
Matt, Thanks I have been told by OIC Miltary Archives to contact Colasite Caoimhin, Mobhi rd, Glasnevin, which I intend to do this week. I have been trying to contact you , did you have an uncle John Madden died in WW1? if so could you email me please. Tuamite
Post by tommyhetherington on Jun 30, 2008 20:49:51 GMT
Hi Matt, An Uncle of my Dads served in the British army during WW1 Richard Hetherington he like your Mams uncle died in the war. I read somewhere recently that in the late 1800's 43% of the british army was made up of Irish men. Another relative fought in the Boer War. A strange fact when you think that the British Empire was at it height and most of its army were Irish men!! Tommy H
Hi all. See the hackers are at it again in the next 2 posts in Looking for information on the Curragh Camp. Now most of us know not to click onto this rubbish but for some of the newer members who are only getting used to the old p.c. LEAVE IT ALONE, Don't be tempted to press the translate button as you could end up with exactly the situation that was being discussed earlier in the week. Matt will get to it as he always does, only it might take a little time as I see he had checked in just before this chinese rubbish, so please bee a little patient and ignore the 2 posts! Be Careful Out there MaryF