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.



Maps and photographs of the reserve camp at Antrim, 1914-18.

A collection of postcards sent by Private James Reynolds


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

Private Robert Henry Sterling

Private David John McCarron of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron

Private Sampson Kirkpatrick Trotter

Corporal Frederick John Lindsay

Private Charles Herbert Burns, shot by the IRA in 1922

Private Charles George Woods

An image of an unidentified North Irish Horseman

Lance Corporal John Wilson Logan

Second Lieutenant Henry Langford Logan

Second Lieutenant Wallace Linton

Lieutenant Leslie Earl Richmond


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