Jimmy J.J. Sheridan of Cornakill, Mullagh, Co. Cavan

//Jimmy J.J. Sheridan of Cornakill, Mullagh, Co. Cavan

My father, Jimmy J.J. Sheridan of Cornakill, Mullagh, Co. Cavan received 2 War of Independence medals with pin on bars in the 1940’s. Unfortunately when he died and the family were dispersed the medals were lost.
I have been informed that a once off re-issue of these medals is possible if the necessary verification can be provided. All I have are a few photographs and some family lore.

Now I, his oldest son, also Jim Sheridan am enquiring if a set of medals to replace the missing ones is possible to obtain. I am willing to go in person to give some information and seek these.
Trusting I will be successful,

Le gach dea ghui,
Jim Sheridan

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:55+00:00 July 14th, 2011|Information Required on Members of the Irish Volunteers|1 Comment

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  1. James Langton July 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Jim,
    Not sure about the re-issue of medals, but your father may have left a witness statement which can be accessed at the Military Archives at Cathal Brugha barracks Dublin, or indeed the National Archives on Bishop Street, also in Dublin. Failing that, as your father had the War of Independence medal, this means he would have made a statement to the Dept of Defence to recieve his I.R.A. pension. These are located at
    Dept of Defence Pensions
    Address: Finance Branch Aras an tSaile Renmore Co. Galway
    City of Galway
    Phone: (091)743824
    Be prepared for a long wait in recieving them, but phone them and inquire.
    PS: All these, I have been informed by a member of the Defence Forces staff will eventually be going online.

    Kindest Regards
    James Langton

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