The Irish have fought in many wars, and until 1922, mostly as part of the British Army. To locate records pre-1922 you will need to look at British service records.
The resources and website links on this page will be useful, however, don't forget to use Google as part of your search strategy. There is more information being uploaded daily.
Also, try our guide to English and Welsh Military Records to help locate information in the United Kingdom.
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