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 Percy Bradley of Dublin
Private George Moreland of Portstewart
Private David Rowan of Lisburn, County Antrim
Corporal Fred Smyth
Private George Kidd Walton of Dublin
Lance Corporal Adam Armstrong of Ballynagilly, County Tyrone
Lance Corporal J. Golland
Lance Corporal William Andrew Bingham of Londonderry
Shoeing Smith Jacob Horner of Comber, County Down
Lance Corporal Wallace Boyd McCappin of Dunmurry, County Antrim
Lance Corporal Richard Thomas McEndoo of Lissara, County Down
Private Edmund Charles Douglas of Portballintrae, County Antrim
Sergeant Francis James Simpson of Bedford
Corporal Thomas Douglas Macpherson of Belfast

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