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.



North Irish Horse Victory Concert program

Military Medal winners Warrant Officer Robert James Carmichael, Lance Corporal Francis Jennings and Privates Robert Tughan and Alfred James Connor.

Lieutenant Alfred Crouch, 2nd Lieutenant William Lyttle Harcourt, Sergeants Horace Thompson and Richard Stewart, Corporals Francis George Kidd, Albert Edward Brunsdon, and Privates William Samuel Hamilton, Hiram Robinson, Edward Frank Brooks, William Fairburn Timbey, Herbert George Timbey and William (or Matthew) Woods.

'A' Squadron NCOs in France, November 1914.

Medal trio of Private John McKergin


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