WW1 Photo Restoration
A big thank you to Gerard Caffrey for allowing me to share my restoration of this photographer of his grandfather Martin O’Brien, taken during World War 1.
Martin O’Brien is on the left of the photograph.
Martin was a private in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Reg. No: 8794). He was killed in action on the Somme in the battle for the village of Ginchy, Flanders on the 9th of September 1916. Martin was born in Donnybrook and at the time of his death he was 34 years old married with children.
The photograph is believed to have been taken shortly before his death. At first glance the men appear to be posed in a comfortable environment note the furniture, but look more closely and you can see the rough ground beneath their feet.
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