Private Thomas Stack


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

Thomas Stack enlisted or was called-up to the army at some time between 1915 and 1917. Around 1917 it is probable that he was posted to the Derbyshire Yeomanry (probably the 2/1st Regiment, a cyclist unit based in the Canterbury area).

On 12 September 1918 Stack and 55 other men of the regiment were compulsorily transferred to the Corps of Hussars (No.81219) and posted to the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment, which was then serving in France as corps cyclist regiment to V Corps. They embarked at Folkestone for Boulogne that day, joining the regiment in the field six days later and seeing action during the last weeks of the war.

In March 1919 Stack was one of fifteen North Irish Horse cyclists who transferred to the Army Cyclist Corps (No.14824), serving in the IV Corps Cyclist Regiment in the Army of Occupation in Germany until the end of the year.


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