Les 796 enregistrements des décès à l’état-civil.
The Sunday World has obtained the records of the 796 innocents who died and were buried in an unmarked mass grave.
This is the roll of the dead that campaigners now want erected as a permanent memorial to generations of babies that were shamefully treated by the church and state.
And it uncovers the full horrors of what went on behind the walls of Tuam and other Mother and baby homes where premature infant deaths were rampant.
Official records obtained today by the Sunday World list each name alongside the many causes of death that stalked the rooms of the home.
Each individual name hides a harrowing history of broken lives, and campaigners now want them all remembered properly at the site of their mass burial.
Crammed into communal nurseries, contagious diseases ran unchecked. The youngest to die was recorded as just “10 minutes old”. One boy wasn’t even given a first name. The oldest was eight, having lived all her life in the home until measles took her.
In less than one month, between November 27 and December 24, 1936, TWENTY TWO died from measles.