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.



Text of the booklet Memories of the North Irish Horse.

Accounts of the North Irish Horse on the home front.

New images of Private James Majury and his King's Certificate of Discharge.

New images of Private James Rainey.


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

Corporal William Scott

Lance Corporal Albert Alexander Aiken

Sergeant Reuben Bolton Dickson

Private John Quee Graham

Private Matthew Jackson

Private George James Stewart

Private Alexander McLellan

Private James Hamilton Smiton

Sergeant David Hanley

Private Robert Thompson

Shoeing Smith Robert Lowry

Private Peter Tobin

Private William George Ewart

Gunner William Martin

Private Thomas Hickey


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