Private Henry William Risdon


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present, but he was probably from England.

Risdon joined the North Irish Horse (either enlisted or called-up) between 29 May and 2 July 1917 (Regimental number between 2523 and 2536 – later Corps of Hussars No.71882).

He trained at the regiment's Antrim reserve camp before embarking for France in 1917 or 1918. There he was posted to one of the squadrons of the 1st North Irish Horse 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.

On 9 February 1919 Risdon was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.