The following people and organisations kindly provided the images and information listed against their names. My sincere thanks for their generosity:

Nick Metcalfe's Blacker's Boys is an excellent and most comprehensive history of the 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, including during the period from September 1917 when they were the 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. It includes a number of images of and biographical information on men of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron who joined the battalion in 1917, some of which are reproduced on this site.

Hugh Vaugh for photographing 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron diaries held in the National Archives at Kew.

Shaun Matthews - images of his grandfather Ernest George Matthews, and the officers and NCOs of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron.

National Archives of Australia - image of Lieutenant William George Eighteen.

South Dublin Library Service - images of Captain Charles Beauclerk Despard

Alan Curragh - information on the life of Captain Despard, from his website Inst in the Great War: The Fallen of RBAI

Lenita, and Ian Bowes - images of 2nd Lieutenant Clarence Kirkbride.

Willow Murray - image of William Ernest Crawford.

Trevor and Howard McKay - image of Corporal Howard McKay.

Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project - images of the Cambrai Memorial, Loos Memorial, Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial, Breandrum Cemetery, Gloucester Old Cemetery, Delhi Memorial (India Gate), Tehran War Cemetery, Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Cemetery, and the graves or memorials of Lieutenant-Colonel Athelstan Chamberlayne, Captain Herbert Charles Pallant, Lieutenant Thomas Humphrey Hesketh, 2nd Lieutenant Matthew Darragh, Lance Corporal Harold Irvine, and Privates William McCormick, Hugh Potter, George Johnston, John Johnston, John McCromie Darragh, Robert Mills and Samuel Devine.

Nigel Henderson, researcher at History Hub Ulster - press clippings of 2nd Lieutenant Matthew Sloan Darragh, Sergeant George Dickson Robinson, Lance Corporal Harold Irvine, and Privates Culvenor Gibson, James Lenaghan, Samuel Price, Leonard Downes, William Elliott, Henry Emerson, William McCormick, Oliver Johnston, Robert Weir, George Victor Ross and Samuel Quinn, and image of the gravestone of Harold Irvine.

Richard Evans - images of Arneke British Cemetery, Gwalia Cemetery, Harelbeke New British Cemetery, and the graves of Sergeant William Garnett Wolsley Irwin, and Privates Francis James Morrison and Alexander Watt.

Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch - images of Sergeant William Garnett Wolsley Irwin and Lance Corporal Randall Edmund McManus. See and

Mick McCann - images the graves of Corporal Hubert Roe and Private James Frazer Johnston through his British War Graves website

David Johnston - image of James Frazer Johnston.

The Belfast Metropolitan College - image of Private Harry Cathcart.

Adele Cosgrove - image of the Inniskilling Dragoons in 1922.

Pierre Vandervelden - images of Dadizeele New British Cemetery and Harelbeke New British Cemetery. See his website at

Pieter van Elteren - images of Hautmont Communal Cemetery, Loos Memorial and Roye New British Cemetery, from his website traces of a war

Alec Weir - image of St Riquier British Cemetery.

Simon Godly - image St Riquier British Cemetery and the gravesite of Private John McCromie Darragh, via his First World War website at

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - various cemetery plans, and image of Kezelberg Military Cemetery.

Redvers via Flickr - Ploegsteert Memorial.

Paul Ormerod - images of Hamburg Cemetery and the grave of Private Kerr.

monkeyiron via flickr - Cathcart Cemetery.

Nigel Newell - images of his grandfather James Smyth, a group photo of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, and Private Thomas Teague.

Doreen Mullan - an image of her great-uncle Samuel Carson, and Lance Corporal John Arthur Geddis.

Regina Ross McAlister - images of her father Corporal William Ross.

Rob Douglas - Image of Private Henry Douglas.

Johnston McCartney, via Denis Thornton - Image of Private Edward McCartney.

Fiona Davidson - Images of Lance Sergeant Thomas Alfred Gregg.

Ray Noble - image of James Noble.

Jill Sheldon - images of Lieutenant Henry Dallas Jack.

Colin Pogue - image of Private Thomas Teague.

Mike Morrow - images of Private Robert Edgar Morrow.

Blair Masschelein - image of Private James Dowds.

Stephen Williamson - images of Sergeant Robert Alexander Williamson.

thardy1 via Flickr - image of Private John S. Grant.

Helen Sanders via Flickr - image of North Irish Horse memorial plaque in Westminster Abbey.

Dermot McKeown - images of his grandfather William John McKeown (Nixon).