Private John Carson


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland's Roll of Honour includes two possibilities:

John Carson of Newry Street, Banbridge, Private, Royal [sic] Irish Horse (Banbridge, Scarva Street Congregation)

John Carson of 294 Crumlin Road, Belfast, 2nd Lieutenant, North Irish Horse (Cliftonville Congregation)

It has not been possible to determine whether either are the same as this man.

John Carson enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 29 January and 28 March 1917 (No.2374 – later Corps of Hussars No.71782).

In January 1918 he embarked for Egypt with a draft of North Irish Horsemen from the regimental reserved depot at Antrim. There he was attached to the 1/1st Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers), serving with that regiment in the Palestine campaign. He was still serving in late 1919.