Christopher Poole, before participating in any nationalist cause, was a member of the British Army's 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment, fighting in the Tirah Campaign and the Second Boer War. Below you will find the terms of his enlistment and discharge, with focus on his physical description, position while serving and record of transfers up until his discharge. (Images are used under license by National Archives London.)
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In tandem with Irish director and film producer, Marcus Howard, the Poole family have recorded 2 documentaries relating to the Pooles of 1916 and their contributions to society at the time. Below you can see a long form documentary on the members of the Poole family who fought during 1916, featuring interviews from the Poole family.