Lance Corporal Harold Irvine
Lance Corporal Harold Irvine, 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers), Service No. D/21264, formerly Private in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (Service Squadron), Service No. 223. Born and enlisted at Enniskillen, Fermanagh. Next of kin, his sister, Miss E Irvine of 36 Darling Street, Enniskillen. Irivine embarked for France with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons on 6 October 1915. It seems likely that he was still with the squadron when it became part of the newly formed 2nd Regiment North Irish Horse in June 1916.
He died at home of pnenumonia following influenza on 26 October 1918. He was buried with military honours on 29 October at Breandrum Cemetery, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, grave 3.221. The gravestone inscription reads:
D/21264 LANCE CORPORAL
6TH DRAGOON GUARDS
26TH OCTOBER 1918
Gravestone image kindly provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org. Newspaper image from the Belfast Evening Telegraph kindly provided by Nigel Henderson (see Fitzroy Presbyterian Church: Wartime Service and Sacrifice). Further information sources from Belfast News Letter, 30 October 1918.