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.



New images of Lieutenant James Robert Dennistoun.

A pre-war North Irish Horse Questions & Answers booklet

Program of Drills for C Squadron, 1910


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

Private George Carse Marsden

Lieutenant Robert Noel Anderson

Private Samuel Black

Lance Corporal Robert Storey

Corporal George Harris

Private William Hamilton Graham Millikin

Sergeant William Walker

Private Herbert Alexander Jones

Private Clifford Benjamin Cole Arnold

Private Joseph McIntyre Macauley

Private Maurice George Wheelhouse

Private William Holmes

Captain Thomas Arthur Aston

Private Arthur McGookin

Private Henry Francis Murphy

Private Cyril William Taylor

Private James Robert Bruce Nesbitt

Private Samuel Cosgrove

Warrant Officer William Clements Loughran


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