Private James Lenaghan

 

 

Private Lenaghan enlisted with the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron in October or November 1914 (No. UD/143). He arrived in France on 6 October 1915 with his squadron, as cavalry to the 36th (Ulster) Division.

In June 1916 the Squadron became part of the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment. In August 1917 the Regiment was dismounted and became the 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. Lenagan was posted to D Company and given No.41108.

He was posted as missing after the German offensive of March 1918, and was later found to be a prisoner of war.

 

Image from the Belfast Evening Telegraph, 1918, kindly provided by Nigel Henderson, Researcher at History Hub Ulster (www.greatwarbelfastclippings.com).