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.



Images and biographical information on 2nd Lieutenant Henry James Armstrong and Privates Robert Beckett and Thomas Foreman.

A comprehensive list of awards and decorations made to officers and men of the North Irish Horse.

Biographical information on Majors Valentine George Whitla and Arthur Bingham Crabbe, and Lieutenants Harold Cossentine, Arthur Ernest Dallas, Charles Murray Cramsie and John Frederick Alexander Craig.

A sketch by Private William Finlay.

An image of the regiment's Hon. Colonel, Princess Alexandra, with officers and NCOs in 1961.

Images and biographical details on Captain Robert Jocelyn, Earl of Roden, and 2nd Lieutenant Frederick William Conyngham, 6th Marquess of Conyngham.

North of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry, D Squadron Sergeants, 1908.

An early North Irish Horse recruiting advertisement.

A revised biography of Lieutenant Barrie Combe, with some great new photos.

Some great new images from the Vignacourt glass-plate negative collection.


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