Sergeant-Major Alfred Alexander Dunlop


Before he was posted to the North Irish Horse, A. A. Dunlop had served as a drill sergeant in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). He may have been the Sergeant A Dunlop (No.3839) who served with that regiment in the Boer War.

Dunlop joined the North Irish Horse between 4 and 10 June 1915 (regimental number either 1687 or 1688 - later Corps of Hussars No.71501). He served with the regiment as a squadron sergeant-major throughout the war. He did not serve overseas, probably on account of his age.

Dunlop was demobilised in 1919. In 1920 he was living at Townspark, Muckamore, County Antrim.

In 1919 he was one of a number of North Irish Horsemen recognised for their work on the home front. According to a report in the Londonderry Sentinel of 2 September 1919:

The following list of names brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services in the Northern District, Irish Command, was issued officially on Friday evening, but will not be gazetted. ... Sergeant (acting Squadron Sergeant-Major) A. Dunlop, North Irish Horse