Anne Donaldson has been involved with the development of Ballincollig for many years. Through her life long interest in local history and heritage she has been associated with many projects. Her research for the Cork City Gaol project led her to study for an M. Phil. though the University of wales.
Some years ago, Anne was alerted to the possible loss of records from The British Military Burying Ground at Ballincollig. With the support of the local community and The Heritage Council of Ireland, she researched and in 2003, produced the book: British Military Graveyard, 1810-1922: Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ireland. Anne later co-authored a book on the Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills which co-existed with the military presence in the town.
In March 2011, Anne has added to her previous success by uploading the burial records for the Ballincollig Military Cemetery, to the internet. This is a wonderful aid to anyone researching burials connected with the British Military, in Ballincollig.
Below is a link to the spreadsheet containing these burial records which Anne Donaldson collected during her extensive research for the book on the military cemetery:
Anne is also evaluating the possibility of compiling a comprehensive list of all the men who served in Ballincollig and perhaps erecting an official wall plaque in Ballincollig. As the records are in the UK mainly and they are probably in the thousands, it will depend on generous people donating information from their own records.
If you wish to support this project, and you have some information, please email: Margaret Jordan who runs this blog: firstname.lastname@example.org and she will see that your information gets to Anne as well.