Sergeant William McCullagh




The background of this man is not known at present.

He is identified in the above photo, which appeared in the Belfast Evening Telegraph of 28 January 1915, part of a group photo of officers and NCOs of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron at Enniskillen. (The full image can be seen here.)

The same man may also appear in a later image, a group photo of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron Reserve probably taken at Enniskillen in 1917 or 1918. (This can be seen here.)

His name appears several times between 29 January 1915 to 27 October 1916 as witness to disciplinary breaches in the service files of other men of the squadron. He also appeared as a witness in the coroner's inquest at Enniskillen into the death of Lance Corporal Harold Irvine in January 1918.

From this the following can be surmised, subject to any further information coming to light.

McCullagh joined the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, either enlisted of transferred from another regiment, between September 1914 and January 1915. He was soon after given the rank of sergeant, perhaps on account of previous military experience.

He remained at the squadron's reserve base at Enniskillen throughout the war.


This page last updated 15 July 2023.