This site tells the story of the North Irish Horse regiment during the First World War, including its operations as cavalry, cyclist and infantry formations. It is dedicated to my grandfather, Francis Joseph McMahon, whose story inspired my research and is told here.


A detailed history of the North Irish Horse can be found in my book The North Irish Horse in the Great War, published by Pen & Sword Military. To purchase a copy click on the cover image below.




If you would like more information on a family member who served in the North Irish Horse during the Great War, please feel free to contact me (email address below).


A separate site on the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, which served with the North Irish Horse through much of the war, can be found by clicking the Inniskilling badge below.



Biographies of each of the twenty North Irish Horseman who embarked for France on 18 December 1914, the regiment's first reinforcement draft (click link and scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Maps and photographs of the reserve camp at Antrim, 1914-18.

A collection of postcards sent by Private James Reynolds


Each week I add new biographies on men of the North Irish Horse. Included in the last seven days are:

Sergeant William Robert Worth

Private Harold Francis Worth

Private Mervyn Seawright

Private William Herbert Moisley

Private John Smith

Private James Rainey

Lance Corporal William Percival Graham Cowan

Private William Claud Hamilton

Private Charles John Hamilton

Private William Rooney

Lieutenant Thomas Ross Lockart Taylor Orr

Private Thomas Arthur McAuley

Private Frederick Nesbitt

Private Nevin Smyth


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