Lance Corporal Samuel Reagh


Samuel Reagh was born at Magheradrummond, Milford, County Donegal, on 5 December 1883, the first or second of four children of farmer Samuel Reagh and his wife Margaret (nee McCarron).

Reagh enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 23 February and 19 March 1912 (No.676). He embarked for France with C Squadron on 20 August 1914, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

He remained with the squadron for the next two years. The war diary of the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment (which included C Squadron) for 31 August 1916 noted:

Corpl Reagh's horse exchanged from Provost Marshal 4th Army.

On 1 October 1916 Reagh transferred to the Military Mounted Police (No.P/4907). He remained with that regiment until the end of the war.


Lance Corporal Reagh's younger brother James Reagh also served in the North Irish Horse during the war.