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 link below.



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

An excellent set of photos of Warrant Officer Humphrey Boyd.

1908 winners of the 'Ashley Cup'.

An image and biographical information on 2nd Lieutenant John Sydney Copeland.

An image of the gravestone of Private Matthew Haggan, in the Beirut War Cemetery.

Images of the memorials to four North Irish Horsemen commemorated at the recently opened Brookwood 1914-1918 Memorial - Major E.A.W. Maude, Captain R.L. Yates, Lance Corporal P. Reid and Private R. Elliott.


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