Private W. T. Carson


The background of this man is not known at present, other than that he was from Belfast.

The only record of his service discovered to date is the following letter, which appeared in the newspaper Ireland's Saturday Night on 14 April 1917:

No. 2 Troop, 6th S.S. Innis. Dragoons.

Dear Franc – A few Belfast boys serving with the Dragoons would like some kind reader to send us an old melodeon to pass away our spare time. – Yours, etc., Lance-Corporal J. GIBSON, Troopers H. VANCE, R. H. LOGAN, W. MURRAY, W. WALLACE, J. ESLER, W.T. CARSON

(Please forward to Trooper Harry Vance, Castle Barracks, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh).

From this it can be concluded that Carson enlisted in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron between September 1914 and April 1917 (probably closer to the latter date).

He would have trained at the squadron's reserve base at Enniskillen, remaining there until discharged in the months following the end of the war in November 1918.


This page last updated 16 August 2023.