1914-1918 First World War

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1914-1918 First World War

The First World War

This section deals with recruitment to the forces, including not just infantry, but sailors, airmen and medical and nursing practitioners. It focuses on British/Irish wartime propaganda and reportage and on anti-conscription sentiments and the huge impact of the war on the home front, economically, culturally and socially. It deals with the material legacy of that war in terms of weapons, uniforms, souvenirs, written documents and medals.

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William Fairburn Timbey

William Fairburn Timbey

Dead Man's Penny; On front female figure holding laurel wreath in right hand, trident in left, lion at knees, dolphin at back and face, round edge "HE...

POSTER; Recruiting poster, Royal North Down Rifles

POSTER; Recruiting poster, Royal North Down Rifles

event : World War I;condition : good ; creased. issuing authority : Royal North Down Rifles. description : printed in red and blue ; crossed union fla...

Ration card, Ministry of Food

Ration card, Ministry of Food

event : World War I;condition : fair ; worn. issuing authority : Ministry of Food. description : numbered 948687 ; issued to Wm Foster of Lisbellaw ; ...

Ration card, Ministry of Food

Ration card, Ministry of Food

event : World War I;condition : good. issuing authority : Ministry of Food. description : numbered M 263053 ; issued to John A. Holness of Belfast ; l...

Postcard

Postcard

event : [World War I];condition : fair ; some wear. type : military. description : soldier with slung rifle peeking through door to look at seated wom...

Your Country Wants You ... Don't Wait but Join Now'

Your Country Wants You ... Don't Wait but Join Now'

First World War Recruiting poster; PRC No.102 Red, dark blue and white on a khaki background; Your Country Wants You and 300,000 more men like you Don...

Military Medal

Military Medal

Victory medal awarded to Private James O'Prey, Royal Irish Rifles. This medal was designed by W. McMillan. The front depicts a winged classical figure...

Army Medical Service

Army Medical Service

Canvas Red Cross armband from the First World War, belonging to Nurse Brolly. Marked with a red cross and stamped Army Medical Service No. 9, dated Se...

BOOKS; Trench books, German Army

BOOKS; Trench books, German Army

event : World War I;condition : good. description : 4 books in the series SCHUTZENGRABEN-BUCHER ; stapled.; production method :letterpress...

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing two nurses tending to a patient in a hospital bed. Belonged to Sister B. C. Brolly, a First World War nurse....

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing a nurse in a garden. Belonged to Sister B. C. Brolly, a First World War nurse....

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing a group of nurses in their nightdresses and with their hair down, smiling and sitting outdoors. Belonged to Sister B. C. Brolly, a ...

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing Sister B. C. Brolly at Amenion Rest Centre, France 1917. Soldiers are visible in the background....

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing Sister B. C. Brolly, a First World War nurse....

Field Entrenchments: Spadework for Riflemen

Field Entrenchments: Spadework for Riflemen

Manual written by 'an Engineer Officer', edited by E. John Solano, entitled 'Field Entrenchments' including instructions for trenchs to offer hasty fi...

Field Service Pocket Book

Field Service Pocket Book

Cloth-covered First World War Field Service Pocket Book belonging to Major J McDonnell, Kilsharvan, Drogeda, Co. Meath, inscribed Jan 1914 and 5th Lei...

Framed Photograph of Officer

Framed Photograph of Officer

Framed Photograph of Officer. Full length studio portrait photograph of an officer with MC and ribbon : taken from X45006 : in glazed brown wooden fra...

Ration card, Ministry of Food

Ration card, Ministry of Food

event : World War I;condition : fair ; worn. issuing authority : Ministry of Food. description : numbered 287760 ; issued to Ethel Dewhurst of Belvoir...

British War Medal

British War Medal

design : Inscribed to "1823 PTE. H. Timbey, H. IR. H. Ribbon blue, black, silver, gold....

POSTCARD; Field service postcard

POSTCARD; Field service postcard

event : World War I;condition : fair. description : printed form with ms additions ; addressed to MRS S. D. KNOX of Londonderry ; on back series of st...

Piece of Zeppelin

Piece of Zeppelin

event : World War I;condition : fair. description : piece of double-thickness cloth metallic green on one side and brown on other ; with old label ind...

BOOKS; Trench books, German Army

BOOKS; Trench books, German Army

event : World War I;condition : good. description : 4 books in the series SCHUTZENGRABEN-BUCHER ; stapled.; production method :letterpress...

Royal Irish Fusiliers

Royal Irish Fusiliers

These are the khaki trousers beloning to the number two battle dress uniform of the Royal Irish Fusiliers....

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing a group of people; nurses, soldiers and clergy, posing for the photograph, ready to play a game of tennis. Some of the nurses are s...

Uniform: belt

Uniform: belt

German Medic uniform issued during the First World War. Imperial German leather belt and brass buckle. Buckle inscribed with laurel wreath and imperia...

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