Pioneers 1858

This photo was taken in Dublin in 1858. It is interesting to note that there are 11 men here including the Pioneer Corporal. That is the same as the number of Pioneers in the regiment in 1830, so little had changed. Here the men carry various tools but no rifles. They are distinguished, by beards in some cases, but also by the black leather strap on the left shoulder instead of the white pouchbelt carried by the regiment. This strap holds the tool bag.

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by Stephen Luscombe