Private Thomas Watson


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present, other than that he was born around 1896.

Thomas Watson enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 5 October 1915 (No.1736 – later Corps of Hussars No.71530).

He embarked for France between 1916 and 1918, where he was posted to one of the squadrons of the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment.

On 27 January 1919 Watson was discharged, being 'surplus to military requirements, not having suffered impairment since entry into the service'.