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.



Watering the horses, Antrim 1915

Letter opener trench art


Each week I add new biographies on men of the North Irish Horse. Included in the last seven days are:

Private William McStay

Private John Sands

Private Robert John Mehaffey

Private William Wilson

Private Samuel Wray

Corporal David Anderson

Private Charles McElhinney

Lance Corporal W.H. Morton

Private Samuel James Mulvenna

Sergeant William Campbell Mainwaring

Corporal Samuel Hives

Private Edmond Childs

Private Hugh McMillan Alexander

Private William David Anderson

Private Alfred Neish

Private Ernest Henry Charles Payne

Lance Corporal Balfour Hamilton (Hammie) Stewart

Corporal James Cunning

Private Thomas Mooney

Lance Corporal William Alexander Kelly

Shoeing Smith Corporal David Kelly

Driver James McKee

Private Fergus Robert Massey Galway

Private William John Allison

Private Charles Magill


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