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.



North Irish Horse Victory Concert program

Military Medal winners Warrant Officer Robert James Carmichael, Sergeant John James Wilson, Corporals William James Johnston, Robert Cromie Stewart and Ernest Wilson, Lance Corporal Francis Jennings and Privates Thomas Alexander McClelland, Joshua Paul, John May Morrison, Hubert Kearon, Robert Tughan and Alfred James Connor.

Lieutenants John Knox, Richard Knox and Alfred Crouch, 2nd Lieutenants Archibald Moore and William Lyttle Harcourt, Saddler-Sergeant George Charles Ramage, Sergeants James Clarke Boyd, George Hicks, William Christopher Bracken, James Alexander McIlroy, William Martin, Hugh Wilkinson, John Cromie Patterson Stewart, Horace Thompson and Richard Stewart, Shoeing Smith Corporal Thomas Bailey, Corporals Francis George Kidd, Albert Edward Brunsdon, and Privates John James Gillespie, William Anderson, Frederick Ernest Carlisle, William Samuel Hamilton, Hiram Robinson, Edward Frank Brooks, William Fairburn Timbey, Herbert George Timbey and William (or Matthew) Woods.

'A' Squadron NCOs in France, November 1914.

Medal trio of Private John McKergin


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