Private Edward Graham

 

The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

Edward Graham enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 12 and 27 April 1917 (regimental number 2414, 2415 or 2417 – later Corps of Hussars No.71811). He trained at the regiment's Antrim reserve camp before embarking for France in 1917 or 1918. There he was posted to one of the squadrons of the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment. This regiment served as corps cavalry to VII, XIX, then V Corps from its establishment in May 1916 until February-March 1918, when it was dismounted and converted to a cyclist unit, serving as corps cyclists to V Corps until the end of the war.

In March 1919 Graham was one of twelve North Irish Horse cyclists who transferred to the Army Cyclist Corps (No.14817), serving with the 4th Cyclist Battalion at Rolsdorf, part of the Army of Occupation on the Rhine.