Military Pension Applications West Mayo Brigade Area

Paddy Cadden and Sean Cadden

Most of the activity in the War of Independence and Civil War was in the period of 1918 –1923. From the autumn of 1920 many activists had to go on the run until the Truce on 11th July 1921. They could not earn a living and were given food and lodgings by their sympathetic neighbours.

Some people were killed others wounded and disabled some were shell-shocked as of result of brutal assaults by the RIC and Auxiliaries. Many were jailed for periods of up to two years.

In 1923 the first pension scheme was introduced, this benefited those who suffered in the War of Independence and casualties on the Free State side in the Civil War. The terms of the pension scheme were expanded in 1934 to include those who gave service on the losing side of the Civil War. Some applicants were given pensions in the 1920s, others got pensions in the 1930’s. Pensions were still being awarded in the 1950s. Later still, another group got a pension as a top-up to their old age pension.

The Military Archives have been putting the pension applications online for a number of years. This is the present online list of West Mayo Brigade area applications. It has a link to the actual application forms which are online as of August 2022. This list is being expanded each year until all application forms are eventually online.

SurnameChristian NameAddressAwardLink
BarrettWilliam Duke Street, CastlebarnoLink
BasquilThomas Ballyheane, CastlebaryesLink
BerryAnneMace, Ayle, WestportnoLink
BradleyBridgetBellataleen, Murrisk, WestportyesLink
BradyJamesMilcomb House, NewportyesLink
Brawn nee FeehanBrigidRossow, Newport, and Bridge St. WestportyesLink
BrowneJames Drimgarve, Kilmeena, WestportyesLink
BrowneThomasDerrygorman, WestportyesLink
Buckley nee MurnaneBridget Carrowkennedy, Westport (service in Middleton Co. Cork)yesLink
BurkeBridget Drunnagh, Kilmeena, WestportnoLink
BurkeNora Doon, WestportnoLink
Carney BeatriceShramore, NewportyesLink
CarneyCatherine Bohaun, Killawalla, WestportnoLink
ChambersJames Maryland, CastlebarYesLink
ChambersJohnNew Antrim Street, CastlebaryesLink
Chambers nee KellyKatie Knockloughra, Carrowbeg Post Office, WestportnoLink
ChambersWilliam (Lame Willie) Tallagh, Ballycroy, Westport and Srahmore NewportyesLink
ClancySean HQ, 4 Infantry Battalion, CastlebaryesLink
ClarkeAnthony Pound Road, CastlebaryesLink
ClearyThomas Treenlaur, NewportyesLink
CoghlanPatrick 6 St. Patrick's Terrace, WestportyesLink
CorcoranBridget Bohaun, Killavally, WestportnoLink
CoylePatrick JosephConloon, CastlebaryesLink
Coyne nee McGuireAnnie Lanmore, Liscarney, WestportyesLink
CunninghamRosie Fairgreen, WestportyesLink
De Lacy Katie Saleen, CastlebarnoLink
DeverMatilda Cloondaff, NewportnoLink
DignanJohn St Mary's Hospital, County Home, CastlebarnoLink
DuffyJames Prospect, WestportyesLink
DuffyPatrick Prospect, WestportyesLink
DuffyPatrickCloonskill, Liscarney, WestportyesLink
EganWilliamGarda Síochána, CastlebarnoLink
Faulkner Margaret The Grove, CastlebaryesLink
Fergus Margaret Ardagh, Carrowbeg Post Office, WestportnoLink
Fergus Michael Mullagh, Westport,yesLink
FlahertyJames Fairgreen, WestportyesLink
Flynn nee BerryCiss Lanmore, Liscarney, WestportnoLink
FlynnJohn H. Q. 4 Battalion, Cavalry Barracks, CastlebaryesLink
FoxThomasGarda Síochána Station, Achill Sound, WestportyesLink
FoyJulia Mill House, The Quay, WestportnoLink
Gallagher nee Bridge Street, WestportyesLink
Garvey now Moran Delia Glenisland, CastlebarnoLink
Gavan CharlesMill Street, WestportyesLink
GavinNoraMain Street, CastlebaryesLink
Gibbons John Carheenbrack, Carrowbeg, WestportyesLink
Gibbons now HynesAnnaCarnaclay, Westport and Bohaun KillawallaNoLink
GildeaBernard Claggan, Ballycroy, WestportyesLink
Halligan ThomasUpper Thomas Street, CastlebaryesLink
Harney Andrew The Square, Louisburg,yesLink
Hastings nee TouhyKate Letterbrock, Westport and Cordarragh AghagowernoLink
HaugheyJohn Cavalry Barracks, CastlebaryesLink
Hester nee McGovernMargaret Derrygarve, Newport and Chicago USAnoLink
Hester nee DuffyNorah Prospect, Westport and Cahir LouisburghyesLink
Higgins Patrick The Quay, WestportnoLink
HobanCiss Charles Street, CastlebaryesLink
HobanMaryGlenisland, CastlebarnoLink
HobbinsJohn3 Bridge Street, WesportnoLink
HorkanPatrick15 Spencer Street, CastlebaryesLink
Horkan Peter Castle Street, CastlebaryesLink
Hughes Celia New Antrim Street, CastlebarnoLink
HughesMichael Gallows Hill, CastlebaryesLink
Hughes NellieGallows Hill, CastlebaryesLink
JordanKatieIslandeady, CastlebarnoLink
JordanPatrickIslandeady, CastlebaryesLink
JoyceMary Snugboro, CastlebarnoLink
KeaneJohn Gortaroe, WestportnoLink
KellyAnnie  Bridge Street, WestportyesLink
KellyLetitia Bracklagh, NewportnoLink
KellyMaggie Agnes Cloggernagh, Glenhest, NewportyesLink
KellyMary 20 Pearse Terrace, WestportnoLink
KellyNora Gortnaclasser, Clogher, WestportyesLink
KellyPatrick Chapel Street, LouisburghyesLink
KetterickMaryDemense, WestportnoLink
KilroyAnnie Street Medlicott Street, NewportyesLink
KilroyJohnMain Street, NewportyesLink
KilroyMargaretMain Street, NewportyesLink
KilroyMichael NewportyesLink
KnightLilly Triangle, Ayle, WestportyesLink
LallyThomasDooleague, Islandeady, CastlebaryesLink
LavelleMichaelCroy, Near WestportyesLink
LeonardJohn J. Bofeenaun, BallinayesLink
Lofus nee KilroyRose Bunnahowna, Rosturk Post Office, WestportyesLink
LuddenMartin Cappavicar South, TurloughyesLink
LuddenMichael Lawn Lodge, Station Road, CastlebarnoLink
LynchehanSean Polranny, Achill Sound, WestportyesLink
LynchehanThomas Polranny, Achill Sound, WestportyesLink
LyonsDavid Lower Thomas Street, CastlebarnoLink
LyonsEdward Carrowmore, NewportnoLink
MacBrideJoseph Michael Mallow Cottage, WestportyesLink
MacDonaldMichael Skerdagh, NewportyesLink
MaddenDr. John ABelderrig and DublinYesLink
MahonyThomas NewportyesLink
MaloneAnneHigh Street, WestportnoLink
Marley Patrick Anthony Gortnaheltia, GlenhestyesLink
McCormackMaria Ballytigue, Glenhest, NewportnoLink
McDonaghMichael Derrycoosh, Raheens, CastlebarnoLink
McDonnell nee Kilroy TillieNewport and LeenaneyesLink
McEllinPatrick Greyfield, KiltimaghyesLink
MacEvillyJames Thomas Street, CastlebaryesLink
McGintyPatrick Cashel, Achill, BunncuryyesLink
McGlynn BridgetFairgreen, WestportyesLink
McGovern nee MolloyAnnie  Newfield, Rosturk, Westport and Knockbreaga NewportnoLink
McGreal Dominick Scalp Quay Post Office, WestportyesLink
McHaleMichaelRosmindle, Kilmeena, WestportyesLink
McHughMichael CastlebaryesLink
McLoughlin nee MurrayEllenGeorge’s Street, Newport and LettermagheranoLink
McLoughlinPatrick Sandhill, Carrowbeg P.O., WestportyesLink
McLoughlinThomas J. Bohea, Liscarney, WestportnoLink
McManamonMichaelKnockbreaga, Carrowbeg, WestportyesLink
McNamaraAnthony J.Turlough Post Office, CastlebaryesLink
McNamaraMichaelBeltra, NewportnoLink
McNicholasAnnie  Aughadrinagh, CastlebaryesLink
McNultyMichaelCloondaff, Glenhest, NewportyesLink
McNultyPatrickGlendahurk, NewportyesLink
Mellett nee Chambers Annie MaryMall South, CastlebaryesLink
MoaneEdward Carrabawn, WestportyesLink
MolloyPatrick Railway Cottage, Carrowbeg Post Office, WestportyesLink
Monaghan EugeneJames's Street, WestportnoLink
MorahanBrigid Mount Gordon, CastlebaryesLink
MoranJames Carrowsallagh, Carrowbeg, WestportyesLink
MoranMargaret No 9 House, Mulranny, WestportyesLink
MoranMargaret Newfield, Rosturk Post Office, WestportnoLink
MoranMichael Dooagh, Achill, KeelyesLink
MortimerAustin Peter Street, WestportyesLink
MortimerBridget Pier Road, Lecanvey, Murrisk Post Office, WestportyesLink
MulchroneDominick Aughagowla, WestportyesLink
MulchroneMary Knockglass, Kilmore, NewportyesLink
MulchronePatrick Aughagowla, Clogher, WestportnoLink
MulkernsGeorge High Street, WestportnoLink
MurrayFelix Patrick Bridge Street, Ballyhaunis and Drumslide BallycroynoLink
NixonMary Kate Inishower, NewportnoLink
Mullen nee NooneKate Furnace, Newport and SrahmoreyesLink
NooneMartin High Street, WestportnoLink
Noone nee Chambers Matilda Shramore, NewportyesLink
O'BrienElsieKilsallagh, WestportnoLink
O'BrienTeresa Streamstown, WestportyesLink
O'DonnellBridgetBohaun South, Killawalla, WestportnoLink
O'Donnell nee MulchroneMary Aughagowla, Westport and Chicago USAyesLink
O'DonnellThomas Rosbarnagh, NewportyesLink
O'MalleyBridgetHigh Street, WestportyesLink
O'Malley Ernest Bernard Burrishoole House, NewportyesLink
O'MalleyJohn Castlebar Street, WestportnoLink
O'MalleyMaria Lismolin, Islandeady, CastlebarnoLink
O'MalleyPatrick Roskeen, Carrowbeg, WestportyesLink
O'MalleyPatrick Rossinrubble, NewportyesLink
O'MalleyThomas Lismolin, Islandeady, CastlebaryesLink
O'MalleyWilliam Main Street, NewportyesLink
Patterson nee O DonovanLallie Upper Quay, Westport (Service in Ballineen Co. Cork)noLink
PhiblbinJohn Ballinvilla, CastlebaryesLink
Prendergast Thomas Joseph Louisburgh, WestportnoLink
Ring Michael JosephWestportyesLink
RuddyJoseph Church Street, WestportyesLink
RyanBridgid Newtown, CastlebaryesLink
SamminDan Thornhill, Lecanvey, WestportyesLink
Sammon nee McGingJulia Erriff, Liscarney, Westport and Teevenish AghagoweryesLink
SheridanBridie K. Linen Hall Street, CastlebarnoLink
Staunton Annie Mary 5 Lower Chapel Street, CastlebaryesLink
StauntonMary Ellen Cloggernagh, Islandneady, CastlebaryesLink
StauntonPatrick Drumgarriff, Kilmeena, WestportyesLink
SullivanCharles Binghamstown, BelmulletyesLink
Sweeney nee KilroyBridgid Main Street, Newport and Bleachyard NewportyesLink
SwifteJames Thomas Street, CastlebaryesLink
SwifteTeresaShop Street, WestportnoLink
TuffyMary Bohaun, Killawalla, WestportnoLink
TunneyThomas Derrycroff, WestportyesLink
WalshBridget c/o Mr M Quinn, Mount Gordon, CastlebarnoLink
Walsh Elizabeth Castlebar Street, WestportyesLink
Walsh nee Gallagher Margaret Knappagh Beg, Westport and Lugnafahy NewportnoLink
Walsh Michael Joseph Mill Street, WestportyesLink
WalshNora Lucan Street, CastlebarnoLink
WalshSarah Jane Thornhill Farm, Murrisk, WestportyesLink
Walsh Thaddeus Rosbeg, WestportyesLink
WalshJulia Loona Road, Lisnolan Manula, CastlebaryesLink
WoodsAustin The Quay, WestportyesLink
Young Eamon Christopher Cavalry Barracks, CastlebaryesLink