Roll call

 

Horsemen who transferred to the Military Police

 

 

At least seventy-two officers and men of the North Irish Horse were transferred or posted to the Military Mounted Police and Military Foot Police.

More than half of these took place on two occasions. The first was on 12 July 1915, when twenty-four North Irish Horsemen from F Squadron volunteered for service as Military Mounted Police with the 54th (East Anglian) Division, which was under orders to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. They sailed from Devonport on HMT Manitou on 29 July 1915, joining the landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, between 10 and 16 August. By the end of the year the campaign at Gallipoli was abandoned, the men of the North Irish Horse embarking for Alexandria, Egypt, in December. A number of them remained there for the duration of the war, serving in various elements of the Egypt and Palestine campaigns.

The second occasion was on 18 July 1917, when fourteen men from the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment were transferred just prior to that regiment being disbanded.

When transferred to the Military Police, men with the rank of private were promoted to lance corporal to give them sufficient authority to give orders to other private soldiers.

This list includes men of the Inniskilling Dragoons who were serving with the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment at the time of their transfer to the Military Police.

 

OFFICER WHO JOINED THE MILITARY MOUNTED POLICE
Name Date joined
Henry, Richard Alexander Baillie
October 1917

 

OTHER RANKS WHO JOINED THE MILITARY MOUNTED POLICE
Name NIH number Military Police number Date joined MMP Additional information
Sloan, George
1177
P/14885
12 July 1915 (posted to MMP, attached to 54th Division) Formally transferred from the North Irish Horse to the MMP in June 1918 with effect from 30 August 1917
Phayre, William Henry Beaconsfield
1471
P/14886
Gibson, Samuel
1299
P/14887
Burnett, Robert
1358
P/14889
Burrows, J.
1317
P/14890
Corry, Robert James
1230
P/14891
Green, Walter
1421
P/14892
Johnson, Edward
1417
P/14893
Murdie, Bernard Alexander Johnson Blackburn
1413
P/14894
Welton, Thomas
1494
P/14895
Wilson, J.
1386
P/14896
Did not embark for Mediterranean Theatre with the 54th Division. Served with MMP in France.
O'Neill, John Elliott
1054
..
Subsequently commissioned to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Copeland, John Sydney
1273
..
Subsequently commissioned to the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry
McHugh, William George
1335
..
Subsequently commissioned to the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry
McKillen, Samuel Lonsdale
1375
..
Subsequently commissioned to the Royal Air Force
Clark, Charles Warwick
1388
..
Subsequently commissioned to the Royal Irish Fusiliers
McQuoid, Benjamin
1398
..
Subsequently commissioned to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McConnell, William Robert
1414
..
Subsequently commissioned to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McMurray, Samuel
1289
..
Subsequently returned to the North Irish Horse
Hall, James William
1318
..
Subsequently discharged physically unfit
Larmour, Alexander
1363
..
Subsequently transferred to Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry
McClinton, John Harris
1383
..
Subsequently returned to the North Irish Horse
Boston, John
1393
..
Subsequently returned to the North Irish Horse
Coulter, James Samuel
1419
..
Later transferred to Military Foot Police (see below)
Robinson, Samuel John
1316
P/4810
1 October 1916  
Stewart, Richard
88
P/4811
 
Reagh, Samuel
676
P/4907
 
Goodwin, Robert John
2117
P/5541
16 November 1916
 
McKenna, Albert James
795
P/5852
11 December 1916
 
Storey, Robert
1169
P/8091
February 1917
 
Govan, William
1176
P/8092
Died of wounds on or since 22 March 1918.
Armstrong, J.
784
P/8590
7 March 1917
 
Newburn, William
2060
P/12020
18 July 1917  
Naye, John
875
P/12021
 
Clarke, John William Patterson
699
P/12022
 
Essery, Charles
1679
P/12023
 
Morton, W.H.
1994
P/12024
 
Golland, J.
..
P/12025
Transferred from 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons (No.5562)
Fulton, Thomas P.
..
P/12026
Transferred from 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No.168)
Ross, William
..
P/12040
Transferred from 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No.65)
Nixon, J.
..
P/12041
Transferred from 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No.217)
Carson, Samuel
..
P/12042
Transferred from 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No.227)
Armstrong, W.J.
..
P/12044
Transferred from 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No.78)
McCluskie, William John
1619
P/12045
 
Tully, J.
1184
P/12046
 
Montgomery, William
1769
P/12048
 
Walker, William
1710
P/12206
August 1917  
Hickey, Thomas
975
P/12934
15 September 1917  
McCappin, Wallace Boyd
1648
P/13080
October 1917  
Vaughan, M.R.
1489
P/13170
November 1917  
Kerr, John Nesbitt
1757
P/13367
 
Wilson, John
1641
P/13423
 
Kent, J.
1559
P/13424
 
McCullough, Robert Lavery
1546
P/15733
13 April 1918 (posted) Formally transferred to MMP 20 June 1918
Hall, Edward
862
P/15735
13 April 1918 (posted) Formally transferred to MMP 20 June 1918
Hall, William
877
P/16263
24 April 1918 (posted) Formally transferred to MMP 5 September 1918
Torrance, Richard Jackson
1602
P/15696
6 June 1918  
Wilson, D.
746
P/15821
28 June 1918  
McEndoo, Richard Thomas
1957
P/16625
1 November 1918
 
Coffey, William
..
P/16703
6-15 November 1918 Transferred from NIH to RIR 7 December 1916.

 

OTHER RANKS WHO JOINED THE MILITARY FOOT POLICE
Name NIH number Military Police number Date joined MFP Additional information
Watson, John
713
P/6237
13 January 1917
 
Sloan, Gerald
1291
P/10849
16 May 1917
 
Carberry, George Joseph
1999
P/12979
October 1917
 
Armstrong, Adam
2015
P/14642
March 1918
 
Ronaldson, Joseph Victor
1976
P/15220
2 May 1918
 
Bingham, William Andrew
1963
P/15221
 
Kyle, William
2278
P/15577
7 June 1918
 
Coulter, James Samuel
1419
P/16869
Late 1918
Previously posted to Military Mounted Police (see above)
Noble, F.
..
P/16930
Transferred from 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No.112)
Shiels, R.
..
P/17894
Transferred from 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No.135)
Humphries, Samuel David
755
P/18286
August 1919
 
Rowe, Albert
1029
P/18299