This is but a drop in the ocean but shows the remarkable range of military service involved. The concentration is in the upper echelons with many records obtained from deeds, wills, directories.
There is service in the East India Company from some of the most remote townlands in the area. Of those who emigrated to the USA when conscription commenced in 1917 it started with the number 1. By the end of the War it reached over 4.5 million. Those men who emigrated from around 1900 would have been liable to conscription as well as those in Canada and Australia.
World War 1 (and some other) 16th April 2019 Deaths and earlier Military service West Cork.