For Gallantry

Awards and decorations

 

Many officers and men of the North Irish Horse received awards and decorations for the role they played in the Great War. These are detailed below, together with the citation where available.

The rank and regiment shown reflect those at the time the award was made. The date of gazettal or notice in Army Orders could occur many months after the award was won. Where no official record has been located, an alternative source and date are shown.

 

Victoria Cross


Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Annesley West
6th Battalion, Tank Corps
(London Gazette 30 October 1918)

For most conspicuous bravery, leadership and self-sacrifice. During an attack, the infantry having lost their bearings in the dense fog, this officer at once collected and re-organised any men he could find and led them to their objective in face of heavy machine-gun fire. Throughout the whole action he displayed the most utter disregard of danger, and the capture, of the objective was in a great part due to his initiative and gallantry. On a subsequent occasion it was intended that a battalion of light Tanks -under the command of this officer should exploit the initial infantry and heavy Tank attack. He therefore went forward in order to keep in touch with the progress of the battle, and arrived at the front line when the enemy were in process of delivering a local counterattack. The infantry battalion had suffered heavy officer casualties, and its flanks were exposed. Realising that there was a danger of the battalion giving way, he at once rode out in front of them under extremely heavy machine-gun and rifle fire and rallied the men. In spite of the fact that the enemy were close upon him he took charge of the situation and detailed non-commissioned officers to replace officer casualties. He then rode up and down in front of them in face of certain death, encouraging the men and calling to them, “Stick it, men; show them fight; and for God's sake put up a good fight.” He fell riddled by machine-gun bullets. The magnificent bravery of this very gallant officer at the critical moment inspired the infantry to redoubled efforts, and the hostile attack was defeated.

 

Bar to Distinguished Service Order

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Annesley West
6th Battalion, Tank Corps
(London Gazette 7 November 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. In addition to directing his Tanks, he rallied and led forward small bodies of infantry lost in the mist, showing throughout a splendid example of leadership and a total disregard of personal safety, and materially contributed to the success of the operations. He commanded the battalion most of  the time, his C.O. being early killed.

 

Distinguished Service Order

Major Edward Mungo Dorman
4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards
(London Gazette 12 December 1919)

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Kenlis Maxwell, Lord Farnham
2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(London Gazette 3 June 1918)

Major Arthur Edward Phillips
Royal West Kent Regiment
(London Gazette 1 January 1919)

Lieutenant-Colonel Neil Graham Stewart-Richardson
1/4th Royal Scots Fusliers
(London Gazette 11 April 1918)

... for distinguished services in the Field in connection with Military Operations, culminating in the capture of Jerusalem.

Captain Richard Annesley West
1/1st North Somerset Yeomanry
(London Gazette 1 January 1918)

[During the Battle of Arras] His squadron was sent forward to reinforce the right flank of the Brigade under very heavy shell and machine-gun fire. By his excellent example, rapid grasp of the situation and skilful disposition of his squadron, he did much to avert an impending counter-attack. He had shown great ability in command since July 1915.

 

Order of the British Empire (Officer of the Military Division)

Major Valentine George Whitla
Hussars
(London Gazette 3 June 1919)

 

Order of the British Empire (Member of the Military Division)

Captain Thomas Aston
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 3 June 1919)

 

The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George

Major Viscount John Henry Michael Cole
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 14 January 1916)

 

Bar to Military Cross

2nd Lieutenant John Knox
15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 7 November 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. Having reached his final objective, he found the platoon on his right held up. He at once led an attack on the point, and captured it, taking a machine gun and six prisoners. Then he worked .along fences, clearing out three enemy posts, and established touch with the division on the right. He handled his platoon with the greatest skill, and showed fine courage and coolness under difficult conditions.

2nd Lieutenant Simon Logan
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 8 March 1919)

At Courtrai, on 16th October, 1918, he was ordered to take his platoon, under very heavy machine-gun fire, across a pontoon bridge thrown across the Lys Canal to reinforce a party who had already crossed. While crossing, the bridge was destroyed but he crossed on a pontoon boat, and for 4 hours maintained his position on the enemy side of the canal and was of the greatest assistance to the bridgehead party. he showed cool courage and able leadership.

 

Military Cross

Captain John Valentine Adair
12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
(London Gazette 8 March 1919 and 4 October 1919)

For conspicuous gallantry. In the operations east of Landrecies from 5th/11th November, and particularly in the neighbourhood of Hestrud on 10th November, 1918, he carried out several personal reconnaissances of the enemy's position under very heavy fire, never failing under the most trying circumstances to obtain a definite and accurate report of the situation, and exposing himself fearlessly on every occasion to obtain it.

Lieutenant Edward Arthur Atkinson
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 1 February 1919)

For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership during the advance from 22nd August, 1918, to 1st September, 1918; especially on 23rd August, 1818, near Le Burgue [Miraumont in another version]. When the left flank of a battalion was severely threatened, realising the situation, he, of his own initiative, led forward three Lewis gun teams under heavy fire and brought them into action, nullifying the attempts of the enemy [to turn the flank], and enabling the battalion to hold its position.

Captain Worship Booker
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 3 June 1919)

Lieutenant Charles William Coulter
13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(London Gazette 11 January 1919)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While bringing rations and ammunition up to the front line the road was heavily shelled, a mule being killed and the driver stunned. Sending the remainder of the convoy forward he and a N.C.O. dragged the driver to cover and removed the kit from the mule. He then caught up the convoy and delivered the whole of the rations and ammunition. On the return journey he was wounded, but brought his transport back to the lines. His determination ensured the delivery of the much-needed food and ammunition.

Captain Herbert Shelton Dean
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 16 September 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the troops on his left had retired, this officer held his position with great determination, subsequently falling back and protecting the left flank.

Captain (Acting Major) Edward Mungo Dorman
4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards
(London Gazette 3 June 1918)

2nd Lieutenant Alexander Dundee
13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 24 July 1917)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on enemy trenches. He led the party which penetrated furthest into the enemy's lines, taking several prisoners.

2nd Lieutenant Raymond Green
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment
(London Gazette 30 July 1919)

For conspicuous gallantry at Wervicq on October 14th, 1918, and energetic and skilful handling of his company. On three occasions when his men were held up by machine-gun nests he personally reconnoitred the positions at great personal risk, and was thus able to surround and capture a great many prisoners and machine guns. Throughout the operations he showed himself a gallant and capable leader, doing the maximum damage to the enemy with minimum casualties to his men.

Lieutenant James Kenneth MacGregor Greer
1st Battalion, Irish Guards
(London Gazette 14 January 1916)

For gallantry in the action at Festubert on 18 May 1915.

2nd Lieutenant William Lyttle Harcourt
12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 16 September 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion, to duty. This officer brought up rations and small arm ammunition for an infantry brigade through heavy shelling, delivering it when it was urgently required. The troops were thus enabled to hold out considerably longer than would otherwise have been possible.

Lieutenant Donald O'Neill Hodson
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 January 1919)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of a squadron. On coming under heavy fire from a party of the enemy in concealed positions, he at once attacked them, capturing eighteen, and killing the remainder. Later, during an attack, he organised three Lewis-gun teams to protect the flank, and thus caused a flanking movement by the enemy to be repulsed. He rendered very valuable service.

2nd Lieutenant John Knox
15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 7 November 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In order to divert the enemy's attention from a main attack he was ordered to attack with one platoon a position strongly held with machine guns and protected by thick belts of wire. He led his platoon with great courage and skill, gaining his objective, and capturing the machine guns and forty prisoners before the main attack got level with him.

2nd Lieutenant Simon Logan
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 1 February 1919)

For conspicuous gallantry near Dadizeele on the 30th September, 1918, while leading his platoon in an attack on an enemy strong point, which was captured, and a number of the enemy killed or taken prisoner. Later, when his company commander was mortally wounded and lying in the open, he went out under withering fire and brought him in.

2nd Lieutenant Francis Joseph Elliott McFarland
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 26 July 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though wounded early while in a difficult position under heavy machine-gun fire, he continued to encourage his platoon. Wounded again, he stayed till the situation was cleared.

Lieutenant John McKinstry
12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 30 July 1919)

For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership in action on October 16th, 1918, at Courtrai. When in command of a company he rushed forward with a platoon along a street swept by machine-gun fire, and seized the bank of the Lys. It was entirely due to his personal example that the bank of the river was secured and an enemy machine gun knocked out. He showed marked courage and determined leadership.

2nd Lieutenant James Acheson MacLean
148 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
(London Gazette 26 September 1916)

For conspicuous gallantry in action. He attempted to save a wounded gunner from a burning gunpit, and successfully saved the gun. During an attack he led two platoons of another unit over the parapet, and handed them over to their officer, who was rallying his men in the open. On another occasion he fought a single howitzer with great determination for seven days under heavy shell fire, although himself wounded.

2nd Lieutenant Robert Arthur Arland Macready
2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment
(London Gazette 3 March 1917)

For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and initiative during a raid against the enemy's trenches. He himself bombed several dugouts and killed two of the enemy. Later, he assisted to carry a dead man back to our lines under heavy fire.

Lieutenant Hugh Edmund Langton Montgomery
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 3 June 1919)

Captain Ronald Deane Ross
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 1 January 1918)

Captain Edwin Sinton
Royal Field Artillery (attached No.4 Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers)
(London Gazette 16 September 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Under very heavy shelling set a fine example of cheerful disregard of danger, and was of great assistance in evacuating light railway stock and maintaining traffic until the advance of the enemy rendered further work impossible.

Captain Richard Reginald Smart
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 3 June 1919)

Captain William Steadman
Royal Army Medical Corps
(London Gazette 23 April 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in superintending the loading of wounded men on to the tramway, and in assisting the stretcher-bearers, under heavy fire. He also repeatedly went in search of wounded, and was the means of bringing a large number to safety. Later, though gassed, he continued at duty.

2nd Lieutenant James Noel Greer Stewart
2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 15 October 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while leading a patrol. This patrol crawled out some 500 yards in daylight and surprised and rushed an enemy post of twelve men, killing four, wounding two, and making four prisoners. After bombing a small dug-out he then withdrew his patrol skilfully under heavy machine-gun fire. He showed great dash and disregard of danger.

Lieutenant Alexander Frederick Traill
Royal Artillery
(London Gazette 22 September 1916)

For conspicuous gallantry. When in charge of an ammunition dump, which was ignited by shell fire, he organised a party to extinguish the fire, and was carrying away a box of shells when an explosion knocked him down. On regaining consciousness he at once returned to the dump, and helped to carry away an officer and a N.C.O. who had been wounded.

Lieutenant George Waller Vesey
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 16 August 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a patrol and rushed and captured an enemy machine gun which was in action in a trench running out from our lines and killed several of the crew. He then established a block in the trench and so improved the position. His initiative and resource were a splendid example to his men.

Major Richard Annesley West
6th Battalion, Tank Corps
(London Gazette 7 November 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership. He commanded a company of light Tanks with great skill. He had two horses shot under him during the day, and he and his orderly killed five of the enemy and took seven prisoners. He rendered great.services to the cavalry by his personal reconnaissances, and later in the day, under heavy machine-gun fire, he rallied the crews of disabled Tanks and withdrew them with great skill. He set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty throughout -the operations.

2nd Lieutenant James Bailey Young
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 1 February 1919)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty south-east of Dadizeele on 30th September, 1918. He brought his trench mortar into action in the open under heavy machine-gun fire 250 yards from a farm. When his base plate broke, he stood up and held the mortar until all his ammunition was fired, putting a machine gun out of action. He then used his team as infantry and joined in the attack protecting a flank. He was eventually wounded, after much good work.

 

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Lance Corporal Robert Armstrong
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 2 December 1919)

On 16th October, 1918, at the crossing of the Lys Canal at Courtrai, he was in command of a Lewis-gun section which he took across in the first boat under machine-gun barrage, having volunteered for the job. By getting his gun into position on the other side of the canal he was able to cover the remainder of the party. He personally fired the gun and put out of action two enemy, machine guns. When the enemy were massing for a counter-attack he crossed a main street to get into a position from which he could fire and disperse the enemy, inflicting many casualties. Throughout the day he showed a splendid fighting-spirit.

Lance Corporal James Gracey
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 5 December 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After his section commander had been, wounded he took command and led a charge on two enemy machine-gun positions, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Subsequently, though wounded himself, he assisted the stretcher-bearers in bringing in the wounded under heavy machine-gun fire.

Lance Corporal William John Robinson
1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 22 October 1917 and 26 January 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all his company runners had become casualties, he acted as a runner all day, taking messages under severe conditions to advanced posts in shell-holes. His successful efforts in performing this extremely dangerous and most important work contributed very greatly to the repulse of two subsequent counter-attacks.

 

Bar to Military Medal

Squadron Sergeant Major Humphrey Boyd
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 23 July 1919)

 

Military Medal

Private William Adamson
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 29 August 1918)

For gallantry during the St Quentin retirement.

Corporal Johnston Armstrong
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 February 1919)

Private Robert Averell
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 23 February 1918)

For bravery in the Field [during the raid on German lines near Havrincourt, 3/4 November 1917].

Corporal Joseph Smith Bailey
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 February 1919)

Corporal Robert Cooke Blair
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 February 1919)

Lance Corporal William Baxter
1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles)
(London Gazette 14 May 1919)

Squadron Sergeant Major Humphrey Boyd
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 13 March 1919)

Sergeant William Browne
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 February 1919)

Squadron Sergeant Major Robert James Carmichael
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Private Thomas Clyde Chambers
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 23 February 1918)

Lance Sergeant John William Clancy
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Lance Corporal Alan George Hart Clarke
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 19 March 1918)

Sergeant William Henry Clendinning
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Private George Joseph Close
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Lance Corporal David Connolly
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 February 1919)

Private Alfred James Connor
10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(London Gazette 2 November 1917)

Squadron Sergeant-Major Francis Raymond Harding
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Lance Sergeant George Adams Henry
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 19 March 1918)

Sergeant Thomas Jamison
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 February 1919)

Lance Corporal Francis Jennings
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Rifleman Alexander Johnston
1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 2 November 1917)

For gallantry in action East of Ypres between 15-16 August 1917.

Corporal William James Johnston
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Private Hubert Kearon
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 February 1919)

Private James Laughlin
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 12 June 1918)

Private William McCarley
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 7 October 1918)

Private Thomas Alexander McClelland
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 29 August 1918)

Sergeant William McMurray
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Private John May Morrison
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 23 February 1918)

Sergeant George Nesbitt
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 29 August 1918)

Private Joshua Paul
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 24 January 1919)

Sergeant Samuel Rainey
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Sergeant William Scott
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 12 June 1918)

Corporal William Stevenson
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 11 February 1919)

Corporal Robert Cromie Stewart
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

Private Robert Tughan
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 29 August 1918)

Private Samuel Wason
9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
(London Gazette 7 October 1918)

Private William Watt
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 19 November 1917)

Corporal Richard Randall Webb
Royal Engineers
(London Gazette 11 October 1916)

Private Ernest Wilson
Tank Corps
(London Gazette 13 March 1919)

The Tank crew of which he was a member was gassed while attacking the enemy near Vauvillers on 9th August, 1918. Although slightly gassed himself he stopped the tank, got the crew out, and took up a position with a machine gun, firing on the enemy until the rest of the crew became unconscious, two of them being wounded and the officer badly burned. (Belfast News-Letter 25 March 1919)

Sergeant John James Wilson
1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles)
(London Gazette 20 October 1919)

Regimental Sergeant Major John Wright
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 August 1919)

 

Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant James Graham Adam
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 5 July 1919)

2nd Lieutenant Gustaf William Akerlind
Tank Corps
(London Gazette 3 February 1920)

Squadron Sergeant Major Thomas Alfred Barns
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 15 June 1916)

Sergeant Worship Booker
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 22 June 1915)

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Arthur Clifton
1/1 Scottish Horse
(Clifton's service file gives date as 13 July 1916)

Captain James Arthur Coey
10th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 20 May 1918)

Major Viscount John Henry Michael Cole
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 1 January 1916)

Air Mechanic Second Class Frederick George Davin
Royal Flying Corps
(London Gazette 15 May 1917)

Lance Corporal Robert James Dougall
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 5 July 1919)

Squadron Sergeant Major Robert James Downey
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 15 May 1917)

Lieutenant Walter Alexander Edmenson
Royal Field Artillery
(London Gazette 4 January 1917)

Captain Herbert Gavin Elliot
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 5 July 1919)

Major Arthur Kenlis, Lord Farnham
10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(London Gazette 11 December 1917)

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Kenlis, Lord Farnham
2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(London Gazette 20 May 1918)

Sergeant Samuel Gibson
Military Mounted Police
(London Gazette 7 October 1918)

Brevet Colonel Walter Goring
3rd Hussars
(London Gazette 25 January 1917)

Captain Donald Saunders Graham
Royal Army Medical Corps
(London Gazette 25 May 1918)

Captain John Grant
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 5 July 1919)

2nd Lieutenant James Kenneth MacGregor Greer
3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
(London Gazette 1 January 1916)

Major the Hon Arthur Hamilton-Russell
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 15 May 1917)

Captain Thomas William Gillilan Johnston Hughes
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 15 May 1917)

Major David Alfred William Ker
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 5 July 1919)

Squadron Sergeant-Major James Harvey King
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 20 May 1918)

Captain James Cunningham Gordon Kirkpatrick
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 5 July 1919)

Second Lieutenant Samuel McCullagh Linden
Royal Garrison Artillery
(London Gazette 14 December 1917)

Corporal William George McCalmont
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 5 July 1919)

Private Richard McIlwaine
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 17 February 1915)

Major Algernon William Clotworthy Skeffington, Viscount Massereene and Ferrard
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 19 October 1914)

Major Algernon William Clotworthy Skeffington, Viscount Massereene and Ferrard
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 17 February 1915)

Captain Walter Ashley Montgomery
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 11 December 1917)

Captain Warren Murland
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 15 May 1917)

2nd Lieutenant Arthur Charles Nugent
5th (Royal Irish) Lancers
(London Gazette 1 January 1916)

Sergeant William Henry Beaconsfield Phayre
Military Mounted Police
(London Gazette 16 January 1918)

Major Arthur Edward Phillips
Royal West Kent Regiment
(London Gazette 28 December 1918)

Quartermaster and Hon Lieutenant John Edward Pittaway
North Irish Horse
(Belfast News-Letter 27 February 1917)

Private Abraham Hodgen Scott
North Irish Horse (Cyclist Regiment)
(London Gazette 5 July 1919)

Squadron Sergeant-Major William Alderton Sewell
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 22 June 1915)

Lieutenant Frederick Rutherford Skillen
King's (Liverpool Regiment)
(London Gazette 23 May 1918)

Captain Frederick Rutherford Skillen
King's (Liverpool Regiment)
(London Gazette 8 July 1919)

Lieutenant Richard Reginald Smart
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 20 May 1918)

Lieutenant-Colonel Neil Graham Stewart-Richardson
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 7 October 1918)

Major Holt Waring
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 15 June 1916)

Major Holt Waring
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 15 May 1917)

Major Holt Waring
12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(London Gazette 20 May 1918)

Lieutenant Richard Annesley West
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 19 October 1914)

Captain Richard Annesley West
North Somerset Yeomanry
(London Gazette 11 December 1917)

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Annesley West
6th Battalion, Tank Corps
(London Gazette 20 December 1918)

Major Valentine George Whitla
3rd (King's Own) Hussars
(MID noted on Whitla Medal Index Card)

Corporal John Wright
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 17 February 1915)

 

Meritorious Service Medal

Corporal Frederick David William Ferguson
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 17 June 1918)

Saddler Corporal Robert James Hassard
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 17 June 1918)

Sergeant Samuel Rainey
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 18 January 1919)

Regimental Sergeant-Major William Alderton Sewell
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 1 January 1918)

Sergeant William Stevenson
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 4 June 1917)

For valuable services rendered with the Armies in the Field.

Battery Sergeant-Major John Percy Ward
Royal Field Artillery
(London Gazette 4 June 1917)

For valuable services rendered with the Armies in the Field.

 

 

Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Sergeant Hugh Ashcroft
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 206/1918)

Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant Joseph Chambers
North Irish Horse
(Belfast News-Letter 24 April 1914)

Squadron Sergeant Major Robert James Downey
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 313/1917)

Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Sidney Jackson
North Irish Horse
(Belfast News-Letter 24 April 1914)

Squadron Sergeant-Major John Knox
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 313/1917)

Sergeant Richard Knox
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 313/1917)

Sergeant David Matchett
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 126/1917; Belfast News-Letter 13 April 1917)

Sergeant Thomas Henry Metcalfe
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 22/1916; Belfast News-Letter 24 January 1916)

Squadron Sergeant Major William Moore
North Irish Horse
(Belfast News-Letter 24 April 1914)

Saddler-Sergeant George Ramage
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 19/1918)

Squadron Sergeant Major Charles Delmege Trimble
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 126/1917; Belfast News-Letter 13 April 1917)

Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant James Malcolm Wherry
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 126/1917; Belfast News-Letter 13 April 1917)

Squadron Sergeant Major John Whiteside
North Irish Horse
(Belfast News-Letter 24 April 1914)

Sergeant Hugh Wilkinson
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 313/1917)

Sergeant Robert Alexander Wylie
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 126/1917; Belfast News-Letter 13 April 1917)

Corporal Samuel John Wylie
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 126/1917; Belfast News-Letter 13 April 1917)

 

Officer, Ordre du Merite Agricole

Lieutenant-Colonel Viscount John Henry Michael Cole
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 7 October 1919)

 

Croix de Guerre (France)

Major Ronald Deane Ross
North Irish Horse
(London Gazette 19 June 1919)

 

Medaille Militaire

Private Francis James Colhoun
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 466/1914 5 November 1914)

Private James McArow
North Irish Horse
(Army Order 466/1914 5 November 1914)

 

36th (Ulster) Division Complimentary Card

Rifleman William Edward Jackson
1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
(Battalion war diary, 31 December 1918)

Gallantry Certificates

Private Charles Bell
North Irish Horse
(Belfast News-Letter, 3 August 1917)

Attached to a signal troop “has been presented with a certificate from the General commanding the division, commending him for his gallantry in action. Private Bell went out three times and repaired lines, and later, hearing cries for help, sought out and rescued a wounded man from a wrecked dug-out. During the performance of these deeds he was continually under heavy shell-fire."

 

Private Ernest Wilson
Tank Corps
(Belfast News-Letter, 25 March 1919)

Private Wilson ... received the Tank Corps parchment certificate in recognition of his good work and soldierly conduct.

 

Mentions for Service

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. (Londonderry Sentinel, 2 September 1919)

Major Emerson Crawford Herdman
North Irish Horse

Quartermaster and Captain John Edward Pittaway
North Irish Horse

Sergeant (acting Squadron Sergeant-Major) A. Dunlop
North Irish Horse

Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant S. Fawcett
North Irish Horse

Sergeant (acting Squadron Quartermaster-Sergeant) T. Pyper
North Irish Horse