7th Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles form up in Belfast

Event
Tuesday, 8 September, 1914
Jersey Militia badge

Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, the 7th (Service) Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles formed in Belfast as part of 48 Brigade of the 16th (Irish) Division. The Battalion moved to County Cork for training and soon afterwards there was news that the Jersey Militia had volunteered en masse for overseas service and were to join the 7th Battalion.