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


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

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

Private Horace Alderton Sewell

Private Albert McKenzie

Mary Dirrane, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

Private Isaac Ross

Private Henry Acheson Booth

Private William Joseph Matchett

Private James McDonagh

Private James Kerr

Lance Corporal Herbert James Eakin

Private John Alexander Ross

Corporal Albert Victor Spence Dunseith

Corporal Francis Quinn

Rifleman David Kerr

Private Henry Simms

Private John H. Kerr

Private Robert Johnston

Private William Harris Boyd

Private Thomas David Bratty

Private John McFetridge

Private John Andrew McNutt

Private Joseph Gibson

Lance Corporal Joseph Victor Ronaldson


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