Roll call

 


North Irish Horse recruits

Others

The men listed below served in the North Irish Horse, but I have not been able to indentify their regimental number, or their number is outside the normal NIH sequence, or they were attached from other regiments.

Over time I will add further details against each name.

The ranks shown is the highest achieved while serving in the North Irish Horse. Unless otherwise stated, those who served overseas embarked for service with the BEF in France and Belgium.


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

 

Men known to have served in the North Irish Horse, but whose regimental number has not been identified.

NAME RANK NO.
EMBARKED
REMARKS
Acheson William Private  
17.08.14
 
Aston Thomas Captain and Adjutant  
No overseas service
*
Bond David Hunter Private  
No overseas service
* Enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers prior to joining the North Irish Horse, but discharged as underage.
Buller James Private  
Also served Labour Corps
Ferris George Private  
 
Girvan William John Private  
No overseas service
Born 3 May 1900, Ballynure.
Hewardine Albert Edward Private  
Enlisted 09.05.18.
Holmes William Private  
 
Ingram Arthur Ferguson    
1916-18
*
Macauley Joseph McIntyre Private  
No overseas service
 
McCrea Charles Edward Augustus Private  
24.04.15
Enlisted NIH August-December 1914. Transferred to RAVC. Commissioned 15.01.1918.
McSweeney Joseph Aloysius Private  
Enlisted 29.07.17.
Magee Robert Private  
15.08.14
Initially served with 4th Hussars (No.541). Transferred to NIH 02.07.17. Deserted 05.07.18. Medals forfeited.
Marshall Thomas J. Private  
Transferred to Royal Irish Rifles. Wounded in Egypt early 1918.
Millar Andrew Private  
From Ballyboley, Ballynure. Said to have been gassed in 1917.
Murphy Henry Francis Private  
No overseas service
 
Pittaway John Edward Captain and Quartermaster  
No overseas service
*
Ross Thomas McCready Private  
No overseas service
 
Taggart Percy Private  
Also served Labour Corps.
Taylor Cyril William Private  
* Transferred from NIH to RGA
Van Maanen George Francis Private  
Also served in South Lancashire Regiment.
Walker W. Sergeant  
Also served Military Mounted Police.

 

Men who served in the North Irish Horse prior to the war, but have not been identified as being with the regiment during the war, or have been identified in other regiments.

NAME RANK NO.
EMBARKED
REMARKS
Graham William Thomas   7742 (CEF)
1915
* Canadian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action 22-26 April 1915.
Palethorpe Arthur Henry Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Captain (ASC)
*
Reid Robert Private 64275 (RE)
*
McReynolds Thomas Alexander   32788 (Warwicks)
09.11.14
* Enlisted Corps of Dragoons 1 September 1914. Transferred to Royal Warwickshire Regiment 9 September 1917. Killed in action 9 October 1917.

 

Those belonging to other regiments who were attached to the North Irish Horse.

NAME RANK NO.
EMBARKED
REMARKS
Barns Thomas Alfred Quartermaster and Lieutenant 3657 (Hussars)
17.08.14
*
Blakely Robert J. Warrant Officer 4786 (Dragoon Guards)
21.08.14
 
Callanan Matthew Private T/20248 (ASC)
17.08.14
* Army Service Corps. Accidentally killed 1 September 1914.
Crouch Alfred Regimental Sergeant Major 23800
20.01.17
* 3rd (King's Own) Hussars. RSM 2nd North rish Horse Regiment February to September 1917. Commissioned ASC 1 December 1917.
Dirrane Mary Housemaid 39425 (QMAAC)
No overseas service
* Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Attached to the NIH at Antrim in 1918.
Dunlop A.A. Sergeant Major  
Drill Sergeant with Royal Scots Greys

 

In December 1916 100 North Irish Horsemen serving at Antrim transferred to the Royal Irish Rifles and embarked for France, where they were posted to the 1st Battalion. Shown below are those whose North Irish Horse regimental number is unknown. (The others are shown in the main lists against their NIH number.)

NAME RANK NO. (RIR)
EMBARKED
REMARKS
Gibson John Corporal 40835
07.12.16
 
Robinson William John Lance Corporal 40839
07.12.16
Enlisted November 1915. Transferred to Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 16 August 1917.
Graves Thomas Featherstone Lance Corporal
40840
07.12.16
 
Irwin Alexander Rifleman
40844
07.12.16
 
McCormick Harold R. Lance Corporal
40845
07.12.16
 
Mitchell Benjamin Rifleman
40846
07.12.16
 
Todd James M. Sergeant
40848
07.12.16
 
Anderson James Corporal
40849
07.12.16
 
Bagnall Alfred J. Rifleman
40850
07.12.16
 
Balfour John Rifleman
40851
07.12.16
 
Bamford William Andrew Rifleman 40852
07.12.16
 
Baxter Ernest Rifleman
40853
07.12.16
 
Baxter William Sergeant
40855
07.12.16
Transferred to 1 Royal Irish Rifles 7 December 1916. Military Medal.
Belton William Joseph Rifleman
40856
07.12.16
 
Casey Patrick J. Rifleman
40857
07.12.16
Number is probably incorrect - another man has same number.
Unknown    
40858
 
Unknown    
40859
 
Unknown    
40860
 
Coffey W. Rifleman
40861
07.12.16
 
Cordner Frank Rifleman
40863
07.12.16
 
Derby Thomas Nelson Rifleman
40865
07.12.16
 
Dick William George Rifleman
40866
07.12.16
 
Dillon Arthur Rifleman
40867
07.12.16
 
Doak John Joseph Rifleman
40868
07.12.16
 
Douglas John Rifleman
40870
07.12.16
 
Cullen Robert Walter Rifleman
40871
07.12.16
 
Harper John Corporal
40872
07.12.16
 
Hartin Hugh Rifleman
40873
07.12.16
 
Henderson Thomas McCready Rifleman 40874
07.12.16
Killed in action 7 September 1918.
Unknown     40877
 
Hutchinson William John Rifleman 40878
07.12.16
 
Jackson William Edward Rifleman 40879
07.12.16
 
Kaye William H. Rifleman 40882
07.12.16
 
Kennedy Frederick Samuel Rifleman 40884
07.12.16
 
Kerr David Rifleman 40885
07.12.16
 
Knox Robert A. Rifleman 40888
07.12.16
 
Leyburn James Ingram Corporal 40890
07.12.16
 
McAnuff John Rifleman 40892
07.12.16
 
McClements Robert John Rifleman 40893
07.12.16
 
McKee William Victor Rifleman 40894
07.12.16
 
McLaughlin Robert Hugh Rifleman 40896
07.12.16
 
McCleary Samuel Boyd Rifleman 40897
07.12.16
 
Magill Albert James Company Quartermaster Sergeant 40898
07.12.16
 
Unknown -   40900
 
Unknown -   40901
 
Murdock James Rifleman 40903
07.12.16
 
Nelson George Corporal 40904
07.12.16
 
Nickels Henry Corporal 40905
07.12.16
 
Millar Jones F. Rifleman
40908
07.12.16
Number is probably incorrect - another man has same number.
Unknown -   40909
 
Quinn James R. Rifleman 40910
07.12.16
 
Rafferty Malcolm Rifleman 40911
07.12.16
 
Unknown -   40912
 
Russell Samuel Ernest Rifleman 40913
07.12.16
 
Semple Robert Rifleman 40914
07.12.16
 
Unknown -   40916
 
Templeton Thomas Rifleman 40923
07.12.16
 
Wallace Alexander Rifleman 40926
07.12.16
 
Wilson John James Sergeant 40928
07.12.16
Enlisted North Irish Horse 1914-16. Transferred to Royal Irish Rifles November 1916. Military Medal.
Craig Benjamin Rifleman 40929
07.12.16
 
Wilson Samuel Rifleman 40930
07.12.16
 
Woodburn Thomas Rifleman 40931
07.12.16
 
Watson David Robert Rifleman 40932
07.12.16
 
Lennox Edward Rifleman 40953
07.12.16
Killed in action 10 August 1917.

 

In January 1917 forty North Irish Horsemen serving at Antrim transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and embarked for France, most joining the 10th Battalion. Shown below are those whose North Irish Horse regimental number is unknown. (The others are shown in the main lists against their NIH number.)

NAME RANK NO. (R.Inn.F)
EMBARKED
REMARKS
Allison William J Private 40636
07.01.17
 
Campbell John Private 40638
07.01.17
 
Connor Alfred James Private 40639
07.01.17
Prisoner of war 22 March 1918. Military Medal.
Unknown     40642
07.01.17
 
Galway Fergus Private 40643
07.01.17
 
Holmes Henry Private 40644
07.01.17
 
Johnston William Private 40646
07.01.17
 
Kane Thomas Private 40648
07.01.17
 
Kilgore Robert James Private 40649
07.01.17
 
Meiklejohn John Private 40653
07.01.17
 
Mills John Private 40654
07.01.17
 
Moore Herbert Private 40656
07.01.17
 
Paisley Joseph Private 40659
07.01.17
 
Read Samuel Private 40660
07.01.17
 
Russell James Private 40663
07.01.17
 
Scott James Private 50664
07.01.17
 
Smyth Nevin Private 40665
07.01.17
 
Smyth Hugh Private 40666
07.01.17
 
Telford James Private 40668
07.01.17
 
Wallace Samuel Private 40669
07.01.17
 
Watt Robert Private 40670
07.01.17
 
Wilson Thomas Private 40671
07.01.17
 
Young Samuel Private 40672
07.01.17
 
Timmins Thomas Corporal 40674
07.01.17
 

 

Men with Corps of Hussars numbers 71000-72999 whose North Irish Horse regimental number is unknown, or who joined the North Irish Horse after such numbers were no longer issued.

NAME RANK NO.
EMBARKED
REMARKS
Lavery Henry Corporal 71105
1916-18
NIH No 792 or 793.
Sewell Horace Private 71124
No overseas service
NIH No 833 or 835.
Woolford Alfred Trumpeter/ Regimental Sergeant Major (?) 71177
No overseas service
NIH No 951, 953 or 954.
Heron William Shoeing Smith 71561
1916-18
Possibly Corps of Hussars No.71562 (NIH No 1792), as No 71561 listed against another man.
Lilley Thomas Private 71577
1916-18
NIH No 1824 or 1825.
Bell Charles Private  71621
1916-17
NIH No 1891 or 1892. Enlisted 16 November 1915. Gallantry Certificate. Class Z Army Reserve 2 March 1919.
Crawford John Sergeant 71648
No overseas service
NIH No between 1969 and 1971. Enlisted 25.11.15.
Stafford Joseph E Corporal 71681
1916-18
NIH No 2044, 2045 or 2048.
Richard Hugh Private 71682
1916-18
NIH No 2045, 2048 or 2051.
Clancy John William Sergeant 71683
1916-18
NIH No 2048, 2051 or 2053. Enlisted December 1915. Class Z Army Reserve 25 February 1919. Military Medal.
Cowan Alexander Private 71685
No overseas service
Enlisted 05.01.16.
Smyth Fred Corporal 71686
1916-18
 
Leyburn John Corporal 71688
1916-18
 
McIlvenny Andrew Private 71690
1916-18
 
Stillington Robert Private 71691
1916-18
 
Colhoun Andrew Laurance Sergeant 71695
1916-18
Enlisted January-April 1916. Class Z Army Reserve 12 November 1919.
Blair Alexander Private 71699
1916-18
Died of wounds, 2 September 1918.
McDaniel Charles Henry Private 71700
1916-18
Died of disease in Damascus, 15 October 1918, attached to the Staffordshire Yeomanry.
Hatrick Andrew E Corporal 71703
May be same man as No.307.
Cole Robert J Private 71708
1916-18
 
Gillespie William Private 71710
1916-18
 
Hayes Walford J Private 71711
1916-18
 
Johnston William J Private 71720
1916-18
 
Austin Samuel Private 71734
No overseas service
 
Mehaffey   Sam H Private 71744
1916-18
 
Murray Alexander Corporal 71749
06.10.15
 
Cromie Robert Private 71752
1916-18
 
Turnbull John Private 71753
No overseas service
 
Darrogh Alexander Private 71755
1916-18
 
Masterman Robert Private 71758
1916-18
 
McCloskey Patrick Private 71774
1916-18
 
Snoddy Bertie Private 71788
1916-18
 
Fitzpatrick John G Private 71790
1916-18
 
Logan William Private 71791
1916-18
 
Gillespie Robert Private 71793
1916-18
 
Dwyer Charles Private 71795
1916-18
 
Cartwright Simon H Private 71797
1916-18
 
Cooper Walter Private 71798
1916-18
 
Arnold Clifford Benjamin Cole Private 71801
1916-18
 
Welshman Samuel J Private 71803
1916-18
 
Deering Frederick Private 71806
1916-18
 
Gibson Thomas Private 71807
1916-18
 
Marshall Albert Private 71810
1916-18
 
Graham Edward Private 71811
1916-18
 
Clark  Henry Private 71816
1916-18
 
Robinson James Private 71817
1916-18
 
Gault Robert Henry Private 71819
1916-18
 
McClinton Willie A Private 71821
1916-18
 
Cassidy Thomas Private 71823
1916-18
 
O'Neill Stafford Private 71824
1916-18
 
Huggins Alfred Henry Private 71831
1917-18
Died of wounds, 30 August 1918, attached to the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers).
Blain William A Private 71833
1916-18
 
Irwin William Private 71836
1916-18
 
Eccles James Private 71837
1916-18
 
Colhoun William Private 71841
1916-18
 
Johnston Thomas Private 71843
1916-18
 
Bell George F Private 71848
1916-18
 
Burns James Private 71866
1916-18
 
Burns Francis J Private 71868
1916-18
 
Crosby William Private 71869
1916-18
 
Gorman Patrick Private 71870
1916-18
 
Aitken Robert Private 71875
1916-18
 
Gallagher James Private 71876
1918
Enlisted May/June 1917. Transferred to Army Cyclist Corps June 1919. Joined Free State Army. Killed at Mountjoy Prison during Republican escape attempt 10 October 1922.
Kirkpatrick Thomas Private 71878
1916-18
 
Luck Thomas Private 71880
1916-18
 
Risdon Henry W Private 71882
1916-18
 
Sykes Charles Christopher Private 71883
1916-18
 
Alderdice Albert Private 71892
1916-18
 
Donnan Albert Private 71893
No overseas service
 
Mannix Arthur Private 71894
1916-18
 
Austen Joseph Private 71895
1916-18
 
Jones John Lance Corporal 71896
1916-18
 
Sheehan John Private 71898
1916-18
 
Robins  William Private 71899
1916-18
 
Keown John Private 71901
1916-18
 
Greene George A Private 71909
1916-18
 
Warner James Private 71915
No overseas service
 
McStay William Private 71917
 
Peden Herbert Private 71920
1916-18
 
Duffin Samuel Private 71926
1916-18
 
Jess Joseph H Private 71933
No overseas service
 
Neely William James Private 71938
 
Butler Frederick Private 71940
1916-18
 
Anderson William Private 71946
Nov. 1918
Joined NIH August 1917. Class Z Army Reserve 7 March 1919.
Stewart Thomas Private 71958
No overseas service
 
Reid George Private 71959
26.10.15
 
Martin William Private 71970
 
Scammell Francis William Jarrett Squadron Sergeant Major 71972
08.11.18
*
Mills William Private 71979
No overseas service
Died in Ireland, 30 November 1918.
Henderson W Private 72006
 
McMaster Francis Private 72013
1916-18
 
Millar James Private 72016
1916-18
 
White James Private 72017
1916-18
 
Griffiths Sidney Private 72018
No overseas service
 
Lowry Thomas Private 72049
__.10.15
*
Hargan Edward Private 72055
No overseas service
* Died, tuberculosis, 6 April 1919.
Magowan John Private 72066
No overseas service
* Enlisted at Belfast on 12 April 1918. Discharged 21 May 1918 as a result of heart disease. Died at Newry 30 November 1920.
Trower Bernard Private 72084
No overseas service
 
Majilton John Private 72092
No overseas service
 
Allen Albert E Boy 72106
No overseas service
 
Wright Hallis Private 72116
No overseas service
 
Walsh William Private 72124
1916-18
 
Breslin Edward Private 72143
No overseas service
 
McKenzie James Private 72149
No overseas service
 
Allen William George Private 72169
No overseas service
*
Keenan Mark Private 72174
*
McMaster Henry Private 72187
 
Wright Walter Alfred Squadron Sergeant Major   72209
No overseas service
*
Homston Alexander Private 72220
1916-18
 

 

Men who had been serving in England in various yeomanry units who were compulsorily transferred to the Corps of Hussars (No.81210-81265) and embarked from Folkestone for Boulogne, on 12 September 1918. From there they were posted to the North Irish Horse Cyclist Regiment.

NAME RANK NO.
EMBARKED
REMARKS
Holmes Holmes G C Private 81210
12.09.18
 
Payne Bertie H Private 81211
12.09.18
 
Prior Alfred H Private 81212
12.09.18
 
Stevens Alfred Private 81213
12.09.18
 
Taylor John C Private 81214
12.09.18
 
Whiteman Frank H Private 81215
12.09.18
 
Unknown     81216    
Jefferies Frederick A Private 81217
12.09.18
 
Payne Ernest H C Private 81218
12.09.18
 
Stack Thomas Private 81219
12.09.18
 
Stoker Alfred E Private 81220
12.09.18
 
Thorpe Frederick Private 81221
12.09.18
 
Worley Charles Private 81222
12.09.18
 
Slade Sidney A Private 81223
12.09.18
 
Sorsby Samuel Private 81224
12.09.18
 
Longden Tom Private 81225
12.09.18
 
Williams  David Private 81226
12.09.18
 
Barnes Harold Private 81227
12.09.18
 
Hardman Harry Private 81228
12.09.18
 
Urmson Joseph F Private 81229
12.09.18
 
Evans John Private 81230
12.09.18
 
Marginson Thomas W Private 81231
12.09.18
 
Gregson Thomas Private 81232
12.09.18
 
Waddington Richard Private 81233
12.09.18
 
Berry John Private 81234
12.09.18
 
Kreetzer Charles J Private 81235
12.09.18
 
Keating Harold J Private 81236
12.09.18
 
Rendall Wilbur T Private 81237
12.09.18
 
Lawrence George J Private 81238
12.09.18
 
Webb Ernest Private 81239
12.09.18
 
Moss Archibald James Private 81240
12.09.18
*
Fuller  Robert Private 81241
12.09.18
 
Hughes Thomas H  Private 81242
12.09.18
 
Unknown     81243    
Unknown     81244    
Johnson Aubrey A Private 81245
12.09.18
 
Unknown     81246    
Farrow Harry Private 81247
12.09.18
 
Bennet Reginald V Private 81248
12.09.18
 
Yearsley Harry Private 81249
12.09.18
 
Sheppard Ernest L Private 81250
12.09.18
 
Clarke John H Private 81251
12.09.18
 
Coote Bertie William Private 81252
12.09.18
 
Neish Alfred Private 81253
12.09.18
 
Greenhead [Grenhead] George Private 81254
12.09.18
 
Brooks Edward Frank Private 81255
12.09.18
Previously served in Derbyshire Yeomanry. Transferred to Army Cyclist Corps 1919 (14828)
Unknown     81256    
Unknown     81257    
Garnett Albert Henry Private 81258
12.09.18
 
Unknown     81259    
Whitehead William M Private 81260
12.09.18
 
Huggins Joseph Private 81261
12.09.18
 
Cornwell Garnett Wesley Private 81262
12.09.18
*
Knifton [Kinfton] Ernest Private 81263
12.09.18
 
Pearce William H Private 81264
12.09.18
 
Carter William Private 81265
12.09.18
 

 

Men with Corps of Hussars numbers outside the normal sequence for the North Irish Horse, whose NIH regimental number is unknown, or who joined the North Irish Horse after such numbers were no longer issued.

NAME RANK NO.
EMBARKED
REMARKS
Blackburn Rennie Private 29448
1916-18
 
Woods James H Private 32060
1916-18
 
Riley William H Private 32436
1916-18
 
Pratt James Private 33009
1916-18
 
Hurst John H  Private 33022
1916-18
 
Goodrick David H Private 33050
1916-18
 
Greasley William H Private 33051
1916-18
 
Slack William Private 33604
1916-18
 
Wilson Robert Private 33794
12.12.17
*
Walpole Christopher Private 33992
1916-18
 
Smallwood S G Private 34155
1916-18
 
Watts Archibald D Private 34191
1916-18
 
Da-Costa John Private 34241
1916-18
 
Lambert Edwin T  Private 34770
1916-18
 
Richards John H Private 34821
1916-18
 
Shepherd Clement Private 34976
1916-18
 
Burke Michael J Private 35090
1916-18
 
Kinsella Michael   Private 35354
No overseas service
*
Whittaker Harry Private 36318
1916-18
 
Withers Bruce Private 37601
1916-18
 
Gammon William Private 41258
1916-18
 
Phelan Thomas C E Private 42693
1916-18
 
Judson Fred Percy Private 56209
1916-18
 
Lydon William Henry Private 74177
No overseas service
*
Wall Sydney Corporal 79112
1916-18
 
Rutherford Herbert Private 83262
1916-18
 
Martin Joseph D Corporal 91696
No overseas service
 
Morgan Harry Private 255907
1916-18
 
Dye Frederick Private 266357
1916-18
 
Neal Thomas Private 276780
1916-18
 
Crouch Stephen Private 276781
1916-18
 
Buckley Jeremy Private 276783
1916-18
 
Wyatt Alfred E Private 281591
1916-18
 
Cooper Stanley Private 301052
1916-18
 
Short Herbert Private 301146
11.12.17
*
Alexander Harold Ernest Private 377071