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 casualties, including wounded, missing and captured, 30 July 1917 to 1 June 1918.

Officer's tunic.


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

Private David Mills

Private William John Cherrie

Private Isaac Robb

Private Henry Charles Abery

Private John Johnston

Private Robert Kelly

Private Robert Osbourne

Lance Corporal Henry Fyfe

Private Andrew Smith

Private William Thomas Lynn

Private Thomas John McNeill

Lance Corporal George McIldoon

Private Walter Irvine McKibbin

Private James Elliott

Private Charles Watson

Private William Henry Howe

Private Robert Semple

Sergeant Henry Napier

Lance Corporal Robert Alexander Hanna

Private James Alexander Elliott

Private Robert Bagnall Fleming

Private Robert Henry Faulkner

Lance Corporal Samuel David Humphries

Lance Corporal John Watson

Lance Corporal John William Patterson Clarke

Lance Corporal David Wilson


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