George Hackney and the 14th Btn Royal Irish Rifles leave for France 1915

#OnThisDay 1915 George Hackney & the Royal Irish Rifles departed for France. Hackney was an amateur photographer & took many shots of the ordinary soldier’s life during the war. Here he is in the barn they were billeted before heading to the front. He had been promoted to Lance Corporal the day before departure.

#Ireland #History #WW1

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