Private Andrew Daulton


Andrew Daulton was born on 7 January 1887 at Feddans, Garvary, County Fermanagh, the first of four children of farmer William Daulton and his wife Mary Ellen (nee Elliott). By the time of the 1911 Census he was living at Feddans with his widowed moher and three siblings and working on the family farm.

Daulton enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 30 July and 19 August 1912 (No.725 – later Corps of Hussars No.71085). He embarked for France with A Squadron on 17 August 1914, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

In May 1916 A Squadron came together with D and E Squadrons to form the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment, serving as corps cavalry to VII, XIX, then V Corps until February-March 1918, when the regiment was dismounted and converted to a cyclist unit. This meant a 25 per cent reduction in the regiment's numbers, and it is likely that this was the time that Daulton was transferred to the 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars.

On 28 May 1919 Daulton was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.


Daulton's brother Robert also served in the North Irish Horse during the war.