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Waiting at the barracks door - the Waterford Militia

Waiting at the barracks door - the Waterford Militia

 
 
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While the sentry (in full uniform but without his rifle) stands guard, and his colleague in "undress" uniform looks on, the new recruits wait in anticipation! A candid image from Poole to start the week. It was presumably taken in Waterford - given that it is labelled as being the "Waterford Militia"?..We entirely concur with Niall McAuley ( /photos/gnmcauley/ ) and Rory_Sherlock ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) that this was taken at Waterford's artillery barracks (in the city's South Ward). BultacoFan ( /photos/bultacofan/ ) and others also agreed with the (granted vague) catalogue dating - as this is almost certainly within the first decade (and possibly even the first year or so) of the catalogue's date range. As with equivalent regiments like the Donegal Artillery Militia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donegal_Artillery ) and Dublin Artillery Militia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_City_Artillery_Militia ) , these Waterford lads were part-time reservists who undertook training for 3 or 4 weeks of the year. Most of these militia units were largely disbanded by about 1908.......Photographer: A. H. Poole..Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=A.H.+Poole&type=Author&sort=title&view=grid ) ..Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Almost certainly before c.1914. Likely c.1901 (per catalogue date)..NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0337 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590247 ) ..You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie ( http://catalogue.nli.ie )

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1870 - 1930
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