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.



Biographies (many with photos) of every North Irish Horse officer, including two newly discovered, Thomas Henry Sherlock and Robert Magill.

Images and biography of Captain James Randal Beresford Cramsie, and image of his brother Lieutenant Charles Murray Cramsie.

Image of Lieutenant George Bramato Brown with his school Rugby team.

Image and biographical information on Sergeant David Hanley and Private Albert Richard Ryan.

Image of a group of North Irish Horse veterans on the Somme in 1956.

Newspaper photograph of the North Irish Horse annual dance in 1917.

Biography of Lieutenant Charles William Coulter MC.


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