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.



Two North Irish Horsemen brought 'in from the cold' with recognition by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as casualties of the war - Millar McGuigan of Ballyclare and Samuel Cosgrove of Portadown and Belfast.


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

Private Trevor Henry of Lissummon, County Armagh
Private Robert John Jennings of Dundalk, County Louth
Lance Corporal James Innes Kelman of Belfast
Private Alexander Darragh of Belfast
Private Hugh Barclay of Ballyfrenis, County Down
Private Andrew Reid of Knockroe, County Tyrone
Private Samuel Thompson of Belfast
Private William Fitzroyd McClean of Belfast
Lance Corporal William McGiffin Howard of Belfast
Private James Burke
Private William Davis
Private John Aiken of Ballymena
Private William J. McQuoid of Belfast
Private David Kennedy Cameron of Belfast

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