The photograph above is known to be of
Jerseymen who were members of the Jersey Overseas Contingent
(or Jersey Company), who had volunteered to serve with
the 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, and who had left
the Island during the first half of 1915 for Ireland.
The location was a tented camp set up in the grounds
of Convamore House, the ancestral home of the Earls of
Listowel, while the photograph itself was taken between
the 19th of June when the men had arrived there, and the
23rd of July when Rifleman Charles William Blampied (marked
with an 'X') tragically drowned while swimming in the
River Blackwater near to the camp.
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