Private Henry McCann


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

Henry McCann enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 19 and 28 July 1916 (No.2220 – later Corps of Hussars No.71715). In January 1918 he embarked for Egypt with a draft of North Irish Horsemen from the regimental reserved depot at Antrim. There he was attached to the 1/1st Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers). He served with that regiment in the Palestine campaign for the remainder of the war.

On 16 January 1920 McCann was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.