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 all those known of the first 500 North Irish Horsemen (those who joined between 6 July 1908 when the regiment was formed and April 1910.)


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

Second Lieutenant David Kernohan

Private Robert William Brown

Sergeant Walter James McCartney, the first North Irish Horseman in France.

Second Lieutenant John Henry Williamson

Sergeant Samuel Espie

Lance Corporal Albert James McKenna

Lance Corporal James Davis

Sergeant Samuel George Brown

Private James Wilson

Private Peter McGinn


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