Private Alfred Stevens


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

Alfred Stevens enlisted or was called-up between 1916 and 1918. Posted to a yeomanry regiment (possibly the Derbyshire Yeomanry), on 12 September 1918 he was one of 56 men compulsorily transferred to the Corps of Hussars – he was issued regimental number 81213.

On the same day they embarked at Folkestone for Boulogne, where they were posted to the 1st North Irish Horse (V Corps Cyclist) Regiment. They joined the regiment in the field on or soon after 18 September, and were assigned to A, D and E Squadrons, joining in the fighting during the Advance to Victory offensive in the final weeks of the war.

Stevens was disembodied (discharged) on 14 April 1919.