A large group of RIC officers and men from the Poole Collection. In the years that followed this image, many of these men may have found their world come tumbling down around them. Some perhaps lost their lives in the struggle that was to come, while others will have lost or left their jobs, their homes and their colleagues.
Today's contributors provide some extra insight and context on those pictured, in particular on the Inspector Hetreed mentioned. Ofarrl
links us to the census entry
showing the inspector living with his family close-by on Waterford's South Parade, and an extract from Fergus Campbell's book. Guliolopez
provides evidence that the image was taken to mark the retirement of the inspector on 14 November 1917.
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio
Date: Wednesday 14 November 1917
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2736
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons