Roll call

 


North Irish Horse

The first 500 recruits

The North Irish Horse began recruiting at Newbridge in June 1908. The 500th man signed on in March 1910. No complete list of recruits to the regiment has been located. The men listed below mainly comprise those shown on the National Archives medal index, and in surviving service and pension records. Over time I will add further details against each name.


(*) indicates that the man's service file is available.

 

NAME RANK
NO.
EMBARKED
MORE INFORMATION
Moore William Warrant Officer Class 2
1
21-Aug-14
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Commissioned to Army Service Corps 2 March 1918.
Whiteside John Warrant Officer Class 2
8
17-Aug-14
Served in the Boer War. Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Discharged 1 May 1919 (392 xvi a KR).
Chambers Joseph Sergeant
14
1916-17
Served in the Boer War. Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Transferred to 9 RIrF (41522) 20 September 1917.
Bates David Roulston Sergeant
24
9-Feb-15
* Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Re-joined 21 October 1912. Commissioned Royal Irish Rifles 12 January 1916. Same as No.743.
Wilkinson Hugh Staff Sergeant
26
17-Nov-15
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Class Z Army Reserve 28 February 1919. SRLS&GCM.
Jackson Sidney Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
30
1916-18
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Left in 1914 but reenlisted on outbreak of war. Class Z Army Reserve 28 February 1919. Same as No.959.
Martin William Sergeant
35
No overseas service
* Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Discharged (154 Special Reserve Regs) 14 September 1914.
Adams John Sergeant
36
17-Aug-14
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Class W Army Reserve 3 February 1917.
Booker Worship Captain
38
21-Aug-14
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Re-enlisted 12 August 1914. Commissioned NIH 20 July 1915. MID, MC. Same as No.992.
Downey Robert James Lieutenant
41
1-May-15
* Commissioned NIH 17 April 1917. MID, SRLS&GCM.
McIlroy James Alexander Colour Sergeant
51
No overseas service
* Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Discharged (392xvi) 6 January 1915.
Knox Richard Sergeant
67
17-Nov-15
* Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Commissioned 25 April 1918, Leinster Regiment. SRLS&GCM.
Wylie Robert Alexander Sergeant
70
17-Aug-14
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Died of wounds (accident) in France 26 June 1917. SRLS&GCM.
Wylie Samuel John Corporal
74
20-Aug-14
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Class Z Army Reserve 13 February 1919. SRLS&GCM.
Stewart Richard Sergeant
88
1-May-15
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Transferred to Military Mounted Police 1 October 1916 (P/4811). Class Z Army Reserve 22 February 1919.
Trimble Charles Delmege Warrant Officer Class 2
97
3-Nov-14
* Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Commissioned Royal Field Artillery 9 September 1917. SRLS&GCM.
Ramage George Charles Saddler Sergeant
98
1916-18
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Class Z Army Reserve 7 June 1919. SRLS&GCM.
Ashcroft Hugh Nesbitt Sergeant
137
20-Aug-14
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Class Z Army Reserve 7 February 1919. SRLS&GCM.
Knox John Warrant Officer Class 2
138
11-Jan-16
* Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Commissioned 1 Reserve Cavalry Regiment 29 June 1917. To Egypt 10 December 1917. Transferred to MGC April 1918. To France June 1918. SRLS&GCM.
McArow James Private
164
17-Aug-14
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Died in France 27 April 1916. Medaille Militaire (France).
Bracken William Christopher Sergeant
179
20-Aug-14
*Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Time expired 13 March 1916.
Bailey Thomas Shoeing Smith Corporal
180
1916-17
Joined NIH 6 July 1908. Discharged 1 October 1917 Para 392 xvi KR.
Gillespie John James Private
187
17-Aug-14
Enlisted NIH July-August 1908. Class Z Army Reserve 17 April 1919.
Hicks George Sergeant
193
20-Aug-14
*Enlisted NIH 7 August 1908. Transferred to Labour Corps (No.417012) 25 October 1917; to KRRC (No.58590) 1 June 1918. Class Z Army Reserve 6 March 1919.
Boyd James Clarke Sergeant
203
17-Aug-14
Enlisted NIH August to October 1908. Transferred to 9 RIrF (No.41564) 20 September 1917. PoW from 21-28 March 1918.
Madderby Robert Private
218
1-May-15
* Time expired 4 October 1915
Nesbitt George Private
223
17-Aug-14
Enlisted 12 October 1908. Transferred to 9 RIrF (No.41198) 20 September 1917. Wounded 21-28 March 1918. Military Medal.
Henderson John Private
233
17-Aug-14
* Time expired 5 November 1915. Address: Cornamuckla, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh
Kennedy Andrew D Private
235
20-Jan-15
* Time expired 9 November 1915
Wallace Donald M Private
236
17-Aug-14
Address: Rock Park, Florence Court, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Metcalfe Thomas Henry Sergeant
244
No overseas service
* Enlisted NIH 23 November 1908. Time expired 22 November 1915. SRLS&GCM.
Dickson James A Lance Corporal
261
17-Aug-14
* Time expired 1 January 1916. Address: Corcreery, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone
Irwin Robert  
263
Same as No.988
Niely John Corporal
265
20-Aug-14
Transferred to Inniskillings (No.32051); to Labour Corps (Home Service) (No.333699) 9 July 1917
Chism Maxwell Shoeing Smith
266
20-Aug-14
Time expired 15 January 1916
Thompson Horace Seymour Sergeant
282
17-Aug-14
Enlisted January/February 1909. Class Z Army Reserve 10 February 1919.
Kidd George Private
285
17-Aug-14
Transferred to Labour Corps (Home Service) (No.333721) 9 July 1917
Hamilton Alexander Private
287
17-Aug-14
 
Andrews Martin Private
289
17-Aug-14
 
Boyd Humphrey Warrant Officer Class 2
294
17-Aug-14
SWB. MM
Gracey John Lance Corporal
295
17-Aug-14
Address: Lisnamaul, Clough PO, Co. Down
Nixon Hugh C Warrant Officer Class 2
298
1-May-15
Discharged (392xvi a) 24 February 1919. SWB
Kirkpatrick William Sergeant
299
20-Aug-14
Enlisted March 1909. Injured in France 1914. Discharged Para 392xvi KR on 28 June 1915.
Greene James Private
302
17-Aug-14
 
Boyle Albert Milton Private
303
17-Aug-14
* Discharged (392xvi) 8 September 1915. Died in Ireland 27 August 1916
Irwin Hiram Private
304
17-Aug-14
SWB
Hatrick Andrew Sergeant
307
20-Jan-15
Time expired 4 March 1916
Gilliland Ernest Provost Sergeant
308
17-Aug-14
 
McConnell Alex R Sergeant
316
No overseas service
Discharged (392xvi a) 17 October 1914. SWB
McClintock William J Sergeant
323
20-Aug-14
 
Kerr John J Corporal
333
20-Aug-14
* Time expired 4 April 1916
Lockhart William Sergeant
346
17-Aug-14
Transferred to 9 RIrF (No.41543) 20 September 1917. POW from March 1918
Oram Frederick Private
352
1916-18
* Service in NIH prior to the war only. Served in the war in the Royal West Kent Regiment.
Coburn James Sergeant
353
17-Aug-14
* Time expired 7 April 1916
Wylie William Private
357
20-Aug-14
* Time expired 13 April 1916
Gordon T R Sergeant
358
No overseas service
* Discharged medically unfit 11 August 1914
Craig  George Private
381
No overseas service
* Discharged (154 Special Reserve Regs) 10 October 1914
Heenan John Private
390
17-Aug-14
Enlisted mid-1909. Class Z Army Reserve 9 February 1919.
Irwin Richard Lance Sergeant
398
20-Aug-14
Enlisted 1909. Transferred to 9 RIrF (No.41268) 20 September 1917. Killed in action 3 November 1917.
Allen James Private
402
17-Aug-14
* Time expired 10 November 1915
King  James Harvey Warrant Officer Class 2
407
17-Aug-14
Enlisted October-November 1909. Mentioned in Despatches. Commissioned 4th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 13 March 1919.
Hall  William  
408
Same as No.877
Scott William Warrant Officer Class 2
413
17-Aug-14
Enlisted October-November 1909. Class Z Army Reserve 17 March 1919. Military Medal.
Baird David Private
415
17-Aug-14
 
Kilpatrick William Private
418
20-Aug-14
* Time expired 11 November 1915. Address: Tully, Ramelton, Co. Donegal
Whiteside Henry Albert Sergeant
426
20-Aug-14
Commissioned Inniskillings 26 March 1918. Addresses Inch House, Downpatrick, Co. Down; Mullaglass, Newry
Copeland William Private
427
20-Jan-15
* Time expired 29 October 1915
Cunningham Fred James Lance Corporal
429
17-Aug-14
* Transferred to Railway Operating Division, RE (No.247842) 31 March 1917. Class Z Army Reserve 19 February 1919. MSM
McElhinney Charles Private
436
17-Aug-14
Discharged 154(ii) Special Reserve Regs 24 November 1914
McClean Francis Galbraith Sergeant
437
17-Aug-14
* Enlisted 14 January 1910 at Letterkenny. Time expired 13 January 1916.
Barnes James Lance Corporal
438
17-Aug-14
Time expired 9 January 1916
McClure Andrew Private
440
20-Aug-14
* Time expired 18 January 1916
McKenzie William Private
444
20-Aug-14
Discharged (392xvi) 28 June 1915
Bates Alexander Private
445
20-Aug-14
* Discharged (392xvi) 6 March 1916
Heaslip Thomas Shoeing Smith
456
17-Aug-14
Discharged (392xvi) 13 March 1919. SWB
Moore John  Private
457
20-Aug-14
* Time expired 16 June 1916
Roberts John Private
464
17-Aug-14
Killed in action 21 August 1818
Lindsay Andrew Corporal
470
17-Aug-14
* Time expired 25 February 1916
Fyfe Samuel Corporal
472
17-Aug-14
SWB
Averall Robert Private
485
20-Aug-14
* Enlisted 11 March 1910. Transferred to 9 Royal Irish Fusiliers (41534) 20 September 1917; to Tank Corps (304872) 28 December 1917. Class Z Army Reserve 21 February 1919. Military Medal.
McWilliams John Private
500
17-Aug-14
Transferred to 9 RIrF (No.41297) 20 September 1917. Address: 6 Barrack Street, Newry, Co. Down

 

NOTES
Rank is the highest achieved while serving in the NIH.
Squadron shown is that in which serving when embarked for overseas service.
All those who served overseas embarked for service with the BEF in France and Belgium.
392xvi - Kings Regulations, unfit for further service.
 
ABBREVIATIONS
ASC - Army Service Corps
Inniskillings - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
KRRC - King's Royal Rifle Corps
MGC - Machine Gun Corps
MID - Mentioned in Despatches
MM - Military Medal
MMP - Military Mounted Police
MSM - Meritorious Service Medal
NIH - North Irish Horse
POW - Prisoner of war
RE - Royal Engineers
RFA - Royal Field Artillery
RIR - Royal Irish Rifles
RIrF - Royal Irish Fusiliers
SRLS&GCM - Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
SWB - Silver War Badge