A history of Ireland in 100 objects

Lamp from ‘River Clyde’, 1915
This lamp is from a converted collier, ‘River Clyde’. On April 25th, 1915, it lit the way to hell for 2,000 soldiers, mostly members of the Munster and Dublin Fusiliers. They had been chosen as the shock troops of an Allied landing near Sedd-el-Bahr at Cape Helles, on the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula, in Turkey.