Lance Corporal M. R. Vaughan


The background of this North Irish Horseman is unclear, other than that he lived at 18 Hartingdon Street, Belfast, immediately after the war.

Vaughan enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 19 or 20 April 1915 (No.1489). On 11 January 1916 he embarked for France with E Squadron, which at the time was serving as divisional cavalry to the 34th Division.

In May 1916 E Squadron came together with A and D Squadrons to form the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment, serving as corps cavalry to VII Corps. Vaughan, however, did not remain with them for long, returning to the UK at the beginning of July that year – he may have been injured, sick or wounded.

He re-embarked for France on 12 May 1917.

In early November 1917 Vaughan was transferred to the Military Mounted Police (No. P/13170), remaining with that regiment until his discharge on 11 April 1919. He was granted a pension until 1922 as a result of a fractured right thigh, though when this occurred is not clear.