North Irish Horsemen

Shown below are some of the officer and men who served in the North Irish Horse during the Great War.

Served as officers in the North Irish Horse

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Brigadier-General A.A.C. Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury
Hon. Colonel J. Hamilton, Duke of Abercorn
Lieut-Colonel R.A. West
Lieut-Colonel John Henry Michael Cole
Lieut-Colonel Neil Graham Stewart-Richardson


Lieut-Colonel Ronald Deane Ross
Lieut-Colonel R.G.O. Bramston-Newman
Lieut-Colonel Robert David Perceval-Maxwell
Lieut-Colonel Eustace Addison Maude
Lieut-Colonel Viscount Massereene


Lieut-Colonel A.K Maxwell, Lord Farnham
Lieut-Colonel Herbert Shelton Dean
Major David Alfred William Ker
Major (Brevet Lieut-Col.) Harry Arthur Clifton
Major Auston Morgan Rotheram


Major J.A.E. Hamilton, Duke of Abercorn
Major Robert William Hugh O'Neill
Major Emerson Crawford Herdman
Major Valentine George Whitla
Major John Reid Smiley


Major John Grant
Major Thomas William Gillilan Johnson Hughes
Major Arthur Hamilton-Russell
Major Holt Waring
Captain Charles Cockburn D'Arcy Irvine



Captain Robert Soame Jocelyn, 8th Earl of Roden
Captain and Adjutant Thomas Aston
Captain and Quartermaster John E. Pittaway
Captain George W Vesey
Captain J.C.G. Kirkpatrick



Captain Robert Livsey Yates
Captain Anthony Fritz Maude
Captain Richard Reginald Smart
Captain R.A.B. Henry
Captain Thomas Henry Mowbray Leader


Captain Worship Booker
Captain Eustace King-King
Captain Charles Norman
Captain A.E.S. Mulholland
Captain Sir Evelyn De La Rue



Captain Clotworthy Warren Murland
Captain Arthur Noel Vernon Hill-Lowe
Captain Forster Green Uprichard
Captain Thomas Henry Sherlock
Captain John Valentine Adair



Captain Cyril Henry Talbot Wright
Captain James Robert Bargrave Armstrong
Captain Ernest Philip Beresford
Captain Joseph Auber
Veterinary Captain Joseph May Magill
Lieutenant Charles Albert John Oecken
Lieutenant L.C. Wise
Lieutenant James Graham Adam
Lieutenant S.B. Combe
Lieutenant Philip Forsyth-Forrest
Lieutenant Bryant Charles Hamilton
Lieutenant John Hutton Grigg
Lieutenant J.R. Dennistoun
Lieutenant John Frederick Alexander Craig
Lieutenant T.J.E. Forde
Lieutenant Robert James Downey
Lieutenant Norman ffolliott Darling
Lieutenant Thomas Fitzpatrick Cooke
Lieutenant Edward Arthur Atkinson
Lieutenant and Quatermaster T. A. Barns
Lieutenant James Bailey Young
Lieutenant George Bramato Brown
Lieutenant Richard Randall Webb
Lieutenant James Malcolm Wherry
Lieutenant Harold Plumer Kellock
Lieutenant Charles Murray Cramsie
Lieutenant Richard Berry Kellock
Lieutenant Richard Arthur Grove Annesley
Lieutenant William Bates Smyth
Lieutenant Leslie Ion Stuart
Lieutenant Donald O'Neill Hodson
Lieutenant Thos H. Hesketh
Lieutenant Gilbert Hutton Grigg
Lieutenant Benjamin Johnston
Lieutenant William George Eighteen
Quartermaster and Hon Lieut Wolley J Field
2nd Lieutenant Frederick William Conyngham
2nd Lieutenant Folliott Warren Barton
2nd Lieutenant William Porter Archdale
Surgeon-Major Edward Charles Thompson
Hon Chaplain Walter Auchinleck Stack




Commissioned from the ranks of the North Irish Horse and posted to other regiments

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Wing Commander Oswald Gordon Gregson
Wing Commander Arthur Ferguson Ingram
Major Thomas Hay Ritchie Browne
Captain David McCausland
Hon Captain James Randal Beresford Cramsie
Captain Sir Walter Alexander Edmenson
Captain Frederick Rutherford Skillen
Captain Edwin Sinton
Captain Robert Sterling
Captain Ernest George Matthews
Captain Arthur Henry Palethorpe
Lieutenant Robert C. Russell
Lieutenant Alexander Dundee
Lieutenant Charles Vesey Purdon
Lieutenant Robert James Herron
Lieutenant Charles Delmege Trimble
Lieutenant J.A. MacLean
Lieutenant J.K.M. Greer
Lieutenant Raymond Green
Lieutenant Robert Arthur Arland Macready
Lieutenant William Shields
Lieutenant Herbert John Blythe
Lieutenant Gustaf Akerlind
Lieutenant Richard Knox
Lieutenant John Knox
Lieutenant John McKinstry
Lieutenant James Blackburne
Lieutenant Alexander Doveton John Brennan
Lieutenant John Alexander Stuart Harrison
Lieutenant Samuel Simpson Hunter
Lieutenant Henry Albert Whiteside
Lieutenant Samuel William Taylor
Lieutenant Frederick Hill Liken
Lieutenant Henry Alfred Chandler
Lieutenant David Roulston Bates
Lieutenant William Ferguson
Lieutenant James Roy Lindsay Connar
Lieutenant Charles Bothwell Pyper
Lieutenant Frederick Charles Mateer
Lieutenant and Quartermaster F.W.J. Scammell
Lieutenant James Crawford Stewart
Lieutenant Samuel Victor Hood
2nd Lieutenant Samuel Fulton McCreary
2nd Lieutenant T.J. Savage
2nd Lieutenant R.N. Anderson
2nd Lieutenant George Farley
2nd Lieutenant William Moore
2nd Lieutenant Norman Reay
2nd Lieutenant E.M. Meredith
2nd Lieutenant William Lyttle Harcourt
2nd Lieutenant Samuel Linden
2nd Lieutenant James Tennent Smith
2nd Lieut Archibald Moore
2nd Lieutenant J.S.K. Hunter
2nd Lieutenant James Denny
2nd Lieut Robert Victor Lyons
2nd Lieutenant Harold P. Nixon
2nd Lieutenant R.H. Andrews
2nd Lieutenant Abraham Widdess
2nd Lieutenant John Knox
2nd Lieutenant Walter Gamble Hamilton
2nd Lieutenant Cecil Marcus King
2nd Lieutenant William A.M. Buchanan
2nd Lieutenant John Allen French
2nd Lieutenant William Gill Lindsay
2nd Lieutenant R.J. McCullough
2nd Lieutenant Arthur Edwin McMahon
2nd Lieutenant Robert Craigan
2nd Lieutenant Harold Goulburn Shaw
2nd Lieutenant J.W. McVicker
2nd Lieutenant David Miller
2nd Lieutenant Wallace Linton
2nd Lieutenant F.J.E McFarland
2nd Lieutenant John Sydney Copeland
2nd Lieutenant Henry James Armstrong
2nd Lieutenant Stewart Harris Moir
2nd Lieutenant Hugh Alexander Annesley
2nd Lieutenant Archibald McSparron
2nd Lieutenant Clifford Russell Boyd
2nd Lieutenant Henry Ernest Craig
2nd Lieutenant David Kernohan
2nd Lieutenant A. McClelland
2nd Lieutenant James Harvey King



Other ranks

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Private James Adair
Private Reginald Armstrong
Private William James Acheson
Sergeant John Adams
Lance Corporal Robert Armstrong
Private William Anderson
Corporal David George Armstrong
Sergeant Hugh Ashcroft
Lance Corporal James H Alexander
Private Robert Averell
Private John Adair
Private Clifford B.C. Arnold
Private Thomas Angus
Private Albert Aiken
Private Hugh McMillan Alexander


Corporal James Anderson
Private Thomas Abercrombie
Private Samuel Austin



Private Victor Nelson Bell
Private Alexander Blair
Private William Beattie
Private Herbert Brennan
Corporal Edmond Buchanan
Sergeant Robert Cooke Blair
Warrant Officer Sydney Brunsdon
Sergeant William Browne
Corporal Joseph Smith Bailey
Private Samuel Burnside
Warrant Officer Humphrey Boyd
Private Thomas David Bratty
Corporal Albert Edward Brunsdon
Private John Beggie
Private Edward Frank Brooks
Band Sergeant Frank Allen Brewer
Private Cecil Kenny Brewer
Private Reginald Kenny Brewer
Private Robert T. Birnie
Private William Harris Boyd
Shoeing Smith Corporal Thomas Bailey
Private David Hunter Bond
Private William Andrew Bamford
Private William Blakes
Private Charles Bell
Private Emmanuel (Mandey) Berwitz
Private Robert Beckett
Private Robert Bagshaw
Private John Berry
Rifleman John Balfour
Private Henry Booth
Corporal Brennan
Private George Alexander Brown
Private William Brennan
SSM Robert James Blakely
Private Alexander Ballam
Private Joseph Buick
Lance Corporal Robert William Brooks
Private Louis Ball
Private Joseph Bingham
Lance Corporal Thomas George Beattie
Private Joseph Knox Bailie
Private William Boyle
Private Robert Burke
Private William Burke
Private Thomas Burrows
Private Samuel Black



Private Frederick St G. Cooke
Private Samuel Cosgrove
Private John Cully
Private William Maxted Coltart
Corporal William Percival Cowan
Private Jospeh Close
Sergeant James Coburn
Private Thomas Clarke
Corporal James Cunning
Lance Corporal David Connolly
Sergeant Andrew Colquhoun
Private Francis Colquhoun
SQMS Joseph Chambers
Private Frederick Carlisle
Sergeant John Willaim Clancy
Corporal Robert James Corry
Lance Corporal John Conway
Private William John Cherrie
Corporal John St Claire Clarke
Sergeant Thomas James Cairns
Private Thomas Chambers
Trumpeter James Craig
Private John Cowell
Private Alexander Chestnut
Private Ezekiel Boyd Chestnut
Private James Crothers
Private Thomas William Collins
Private Garnet Wesley Cornwell
Lance Corporal William John Craig
Lance Corporal George Joseph Carberry



Corporal Albert Victor Dunseith
Private George Dodds
Sergeant Reuben B Dickson
Lance Corporal Albert Dundee
Lance Corporal Robert Dundee


Lance Corporal James Davis
Private Wilson Donaghy
Lance Corporal James Alexander Dickson
Lance Corporal Edward Deane
Lance Corporal James Davison



Private Charles Elder
SSM Frederick James Emby
Lance Corporal Herbert Eakin
Lance Corporal Charles Essery
Private William English
Private Patrick Maybin Esler
Private Hugh Dixon



Private William James Finlay
Lance Corporal Hugh Flanagan
Sergeant John James Foster
Private Thomas Foreman
Corporal Thomas Foster
RQMS Samuel Fawcett
Sergeant James Ferris
Private Wesley Freeland
Corporal Joseph William Fisher
SSM Edward Farren Fryer
Lance Corporal George Frederick Sexton Finch
Lance Corporal Frederick David William Ferguson



Private George Gill
Private George Galbraith
Lance Corporal William Govan
Private Houston Graham
Private Albert Brice Galway
Private Joseph Gibson
Private Albert Garnett
Private John Gillespie
Private John Quee Graham
Farrier Sergeant Ernest Gilliland
Sergeant Robert J Green
Sergeant T.R. Gordon
Lance Corporal John Gracey
Private William John Green
Saddler Sergeant Thomas Graham
Private John S. Grant
Private Alexander Robert Gilliland
Private James Greene



Lance Sgt George Adams Henry
Private Matthew Haggan
Rifleman Thomas Hall
Private William Samuel Hamilton
Sergeant Andrew Ellison Hatrick
Warrant Officer Francis R Harding
Corporal John Heenan
Corporal Robert James Hassard
Sergeant David Hanley
Private William James Hughan
Private Hugh Higgins
Lance Corporal Samuel Houston
Private George Harris
Private Nathaniel Harvey
Lance Corporal William J. Hutchinson
Lance Corporal George Honer
Private William Holmes
Private John Thomas Howe
Private Robert Houston
Corporal Richard Hoy
Private Alfred Holden
Private Joseph Henry
Private Hamilton Thomas Hutchinson
Private John Hogg
Private Thomas Andrew Harrison
Sergeant Archy Hartin
Private Robert Coleman Herbison
Corporal Richard Ernest McLaughlin Hamilton
Private Eugene Jerome Harrington
Lance Corporal Thomas John Halliday
Lance Corporal Joseph Huggins



Sergeant Richard Irwin
Sergeant Robert Irwin
Private Hiram Irwin
Private John Irwin



Warrant Officer Sidney Jackson
Private Robert Johnston
Private Herbert Alexander Jones
Private George Uriah Johnston
Private Matthew Jackson
Sergeant Thomas Jamison
Private Robert Jamison
Corporal William James Johnston
Corporal Terence Clement Jones
Private William Jordan
Private David James Johnston
Private William Johnston
Lance Corporal William Frederick Jackson



Private James Kelly
Private John D. King
Shoeing Smith William J Knox
Private Frederick Knox
Sergeant William Kirkpatrick
Lance Corporal William Alexander Kelly
Private Alfred Ernest Karr
Private Johnston Kyle
Farrier David Kelly
Private Richard Kelly
Farrier Sergeant Alexander Kennedy
Corporal Robert Kinnear
Private John Nesbitt Kerr
Corporal Francis Kidd
Private Henry Franklin Kelly



Lance Corporal William Leckey
Private Thomas Lyons
Rifleman Edward Lennox
Shoeing Smith Robert Lowry
Corporal John Leyburn
Private James Lynn
Private William Lipsett
Lance Corporal John Thomas Lockhart
Private J. A. Laughlin
Private David Law
Corporal James Ingram Leyburn
Warrant Officer William Loughran
Corporal Frederick J. Lindsay
Sergeant William Ewart Gladstone Lockhart
Lance Corporal Hugh Lusk
Private Archibald Laird
Private Thomas Lyons
Private George Alexander Lewis
Lance Corporal Percy William Larkin
Private Thomas Luck



Corporal Thomas McCormick
Private Thomas A. McReynolds
Private Frederick McConnell
Rifleman Thomas McKillop
Private William J. McAuley
CQMS Francis Joseph McMahon
Private Michael John McGuigan
Private William McStay
Private Joseph McSweeney
Private James McBride
Lance Corporal Isaac McDowell
Private Herbert McKimmon
Private Joseph McIntyre Macauley
Signaller A. McKenzie
Private Alexander McLellan
Lance Corporal William McCalmont
Private David McCormick
Sergeant John Alexander McMaster
Colour Sergeant James Alexander McIlroy
Trumpeter Thomas Owen McVeigh
Lance Corporal John Harris McClinton
Private William Andrew McClinton
Private John Andrew McNutt
Private John McFetridge
Private Hubert McManus
Private George McFadden
Private James McKee
Private George McLorn
Private William McCarley
Sergeant Alexander Weir McKinley
Sergeant Samuel McClements
Farrier-Sergeant William James McMichael
Lance Corporal Robert Lavery McCullough
Private Francis McCaugherty
Lance Corporal Hamilton McClay
Squadron Sergeant-Major Frederick McMahon
Private William Victor McKee
Private John Henry McCullagh
Private Gordon Lyle McCotter
Private Benjamin Moore McCullagh
Corporal Hugh Macauley
Private William Anderson McAllister
Private John McCartney
Private Hugh McCahon
Private William McGeown


Private Patrick McCloskey



Private James Magill
Private Cyril A Morrison
Private Alexander Martin
Private George T. Murray
Private Robert G.D. Montgomery
Private William Mills
Sergeant William Martin
Private Charles Magill
Private Thomas James Marshall
Sergeant Thomas Henry Metcalfe
Private Henry Francis Murphy
Lance Corporal Thomas Mooney
Warrant Officer Robert Matchett
FQMS James Mooney
Corporal George Carse Marsden
Private James Majury
Private Jack Mitchell
Private William Joseph Matchett
Private William Millikin
Private Harry Mercer
Private William Herbert Moisley
Sergeant John Montford
Sergeant Thomas McAra Majury
Private Robert John Mehaffey
Warrant Officer Frank Albert Mells
Sergeant Trumpeter Michael Madden
Private Samuel Russell Millar
Corporal Samuel Melville
Private James Booth Marks
Private Richard Malcomson
Private Archibald James Moss
Shoeing Smith Robert Magee
Sergeant William Herbert Martin
Sergeant Samuel Robert Magovern
Private Richard Moore



Sapper Robert William Nesbitt
Private James Nesbitt
FQMS Hugh Copeland Nixon
Private John Nixon



Private John O'Prey
Lance Corporal William O'Prey
Private Stafford Woods O'Neill
William Bell O'Donoghue
Private Thomas Francis Owens
Private Andrew O'Neill



Private William Joseph Petty
Private Robert Park
Sergeant Thomas Pyper



Private John Edward Riddell
Private Robert Ross
Corporal Hubert Roe
Lance Corporal W.J. Robinson
Private William Thomas Roulston
Private Samuel Reid
Private James Rainey
Lance Corporal Victor Ronaldson
Private John Alexander Ross
Private Godron Richardson
Private Thomas McCready Ross
Private William John Richmond
Private Albert Richard Ryan
Private George Henry Reilly
Private James Irvine Reynolds
Lance Corporal James Lockhart Russell
Private George Russell
Private William Rooney
Lance Corporal John Rea
Private Johnston Robinson
Private John Reid
Lance Sergeant Albert Rowe
Saddler Sergeant George Charles Ramage
Private George Victor Ross
Private David H. Ransom



Private John Smyth
Private George M. Shannon
Private James Sleator
Lance Corporal Fred Scanlon
Rifleman Ernest A. Stevenson
Private John Scott 
Corporal William Stevenson
Private George Stewart
Private James Smiton
Corporal R. Storey
Private Hamilton (Hammie) Stewart
Corporal W. Scott
Private Henry Simms
RSM William Alderton Sewell
SQMS William Stewart Smyth



Private Horace Sewell
Sergeant Richard Stewart
Corporal Robert Cromie Stewart
Sergeant John Cromie Patterson Stewart
Private William Brian Simonton
Farrier-Sergeant Walter Cooper Sheridan
Private George Fleming Scarlett
Private John Smith
Private Robert Henry Sterling
Sergeant David Sterritt
Sergeant Sutton
Lance Corporal Wilfred Sloan
Private John Otter Stroyan
Corporal Alexander Lyons Smyth
Private Thomas Service
Private Arthur Joseph Smith
Private Thomas Stewart
Private John Philip Sheehan
Private Samuel Skelton



Private William Thomson
Lance Corporal S.L. Turner
Private Clement Douglas Turner
Private William F. Timbey
Private Brownlow Thompson



Private David Toomath
Private Robert Thomson
Private Cyril William Taylor
Sergeant Horace Thompson
Corporal John Wesley Teer


Squadron Sergeant-Major George Towner
Sergeant Joseph Thompson
Private John James Thompson
RQMS John Stanley Tucker
Private Sampson Trotter
Corporal Thomas Timmins



Private Alfred Raymond Vaughan
Private Joseph Ernest Vize
Corporal Walter Ernest Vaughan



Private Charles R. Woodside
Private Thomas Wright
Sergeant Robert A. Wylie
Private Maurice G Wheelhouse
Private James Wilson



Corporal John Wright
Private Clarence Wilson
Private Robert Watson
Private William Watt
Sergeant W. Walker



Private Jack Warnock
Private William (or Matthew) Woods
Warrant Officer John Whiteside
Lance Corporal James Freeborn Wray
Private Isaac Walker



Private Thomas Watson
Lance Corporal Thomas Welton
Private William M. Whitehead
Private Charles Watson
Private Robert William Wells
Private Richard Alexander Wallace
Private Donald McFarlane Wallace
Private George William Watt
Private Ernest Webb
Bandmaster Richard Ernest Wade


Private Hugh Young




Other ranks - unidentified

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Group photographs

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F Squadron
"Chums at the front"
Recruits, 1914
NCOs, 1914


Watering the horses
No.2 Troop, Antrim
Signallers, 1916
Antrim group, 1915
"On guard in France"
E Squadron in France
D Squadron Sergeants, 1915
"Belfast chums"
NCOs in France, 1917
Wounded North Irish Horsemen
"A camp fire in Belgium"
On manoeuvres
Antrim, 1915
H Squadron
Annual dance, 1917
A Squadron NCOs in France, 1914
On exercises at Antrim 1915
Bare-back wrestling
Ballymena Show
Big run on horses
No.10 Hut, Antrim Camp
Antrim group
Postcard from France
Dacey the terrier
Veterans on the Somme
'Some N.I.H. Boys'