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



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

Private William Lyons of Hoxton, London
Lance Corporal Joseph Huggins of Boston, Lincolnshire
Private Robert Aitken of Bothwell, Scotland
Private Walter Cooper of Manchester
Private Robert Wilson of Fulford, Yorkshire
Private Harry Bertram Andrews of Woolwich, London
Corporal John Carroll of Dublin


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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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