This site tells the story of the North Irish Horse regiment during the First World War, including its operations as cavalry, cyclist and infantry formations. It is dedicated to my grandfather, Francis Joseph McMahon, whose story inspired my research and is told here.

A detailed history of the North Irish Horse can be found in my book The North Irish Horse in the Great War, published by Pen & Sword Military. To purchase a copy click on the cover image below.




If you would like more information on a family member who served in the North Irish Horse during the Great War, please feel free to contact me at



A postcard of a North Irish Horse group in France.

Each week I add new biographies on men of the North Irish Horse. Latest additions are:

Corporal Frederick David William Ferguson of Sandhill, County Fermanagh
Private Hubert Fisher Blair of Letterkenny, County Donegal
Private John Carson of Ballymena, County Antrim
Private John Hamilton Kaye of Dublin
Company Quartermaster Sergeant John Henry Shaw of Raloo, County Antrim
Private Robert Cromie
Private Simon Henry Cartwright of Kiltransa, County Cavan


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For information on the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, which served with the North Irish Horse through much of the war, click on the Inniskilling badge below.


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