Private James Pratt


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present, other than that he was probably from England, and was of the Church of England faith.

Pratt enlisted or was called-up to the Hussars of the Line in late 1916 or 1917 (regimental number 33009). Posted to the North Irish Horse, he embarked for France in 1917 or 1918. There he was posted to the 1st (NIH) Regiment. This regiment served as corps cavalry to VII, XIX, then V Corps from its establishment in May 1916 until February-March 1918, when it was dismounted and converted to a cyclist unit, serving as corps cyclists to V Corps until the end of the war.

Nothing more has been discovered about Pratt's service during the war, apart from the fact that, on 30 August 1918 he was admitted to the 64th Field Ambulance suffering from diarrhoea.

On 1 February 1919 he was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.