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 (email address below).


A separate site on the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, which served with the North Irish Horse through much of the war, can be found by clicking the Inniskilling badge below.



Medal trio of Private John McKergin.

Irish football internationals Warrant Officer Jack Wright and Lance Corporal Harry Victor Mercer.

Military Medal winners Warrant Officers William Scott and Francis Raymond Harding, Sergeants Thomas Jamison, George Nesbitt, William Henry Clendinning, John William Clancy and Robert Cooke Blair, Corporals William Watt, William Stevenson, Thomas Clyde Chambers, Joseph Smith Bailey and Johnston Armstrong, Lance Corporal Alan George Hart Clarke, and Privates James Alexander Laughlin, William McCarley, William Adamson, Samuel Wason and Robert Averell.

Seven of the 'first' North Irish Horsemen, William Moore, John Whiteside, Sidney Jackson, Charles Delmege Trimble, Samuel John Wylie, Thomas Henry Metcalfe and Joseph Chambers.

Image of the burial site of Private George Killough.

Major Thomas Hay Ritchie Browne, Captain Frederick Rutherford Skillen, 2nd Lieutenant Norman Reay, Warrant Officer John Percy Ward, Corporals Francis George Kidd and Edward Forster Ferris, Lance Corporal William O'Prey and Private David McCormick.

Records of the annual North Irish Horse 'Old Comrades' reunions from 1924.


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