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North Irish Horse

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Those known to have served with

North Irish Horse

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Armstrong Reginald George. Pte. E Squadron (d.26th Mar 1918)
  • Garnett Albert Henry. L/Cpl.
  • Mckee James. Pte. 10th Btn.
  • Mills W.. Pte. (d.30th November 1918)
  • Sheridan P.. Pte. (d.9th December 1918)
  • Toomath David. Pte.
  • West Richard Annesley. Lt/Col. attd. Tank Corps (d.2nd September 1918)

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Lt/Col. Richard Annesley West VC DSO MC attd. Tank Corps North Irish Horse (d.2nd September 1918)

Richard West was killed in action on 2nd September 1918 aged 40. He had also served in the South African War and was the son of Augustus E. and Sarah West, of Whitepark, Co. Fermanagh; husband of Maude E. West, of 14, Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, London.

An extract from the Second Supplement to The London Gazette, No. 30982, dated 29th Oct., 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery, leadership and self-sacrifice. During an attack, the infantry having lost their bearings in the dense fog, this officer at once collected and re-organised any men he could find and led them to their objective in face of heavy machine-gun fire. Throughout the whole action he displayed the most utter disregard of danger, and the capture of the objective was in a great part due to his initiative and gallantry."

s flynn


Pte. P. Sheridan Royal Irish Fusiliers (d.9th December 1918)

Pte Sheridan was formerly with the North Irish Horse. He was the son of James Sheridan of Drummuellin, Farnham, Co. Cavan.

He was 22 when he died and is buried in the south west part of the Drumcor Catholic Churchyard, Kilmore, Co. Cavan, Ireland.

S Flynn


Pte. W. Mills North Irish Horse (d.30th November 1918)

Private Mills was the Son of J. Mills, of Carnaveigh, Aughnamullen, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

He was 20 when he died and is buried in the north-east part of the Ballybay First Presbyterian Churchyard in Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

s flynn


Pte. David Toomath North Irish Horse

David Toomath was born on 13 Apr 1898 in Belfast Ireland. He served with the British Forces during WWI, at first with the North Irish Horse and later in the Machine Gun Company. His regimental number was 2315, then 105374.

David married his sweetheart from Ireland, Ethel Maud Lyons on 13th of Dec 1923 in a Presbyterian Church located on Cowan Avenue in Toronto. The Church is now used by another denomination. The bride's parents were James and Margaret (nee Fitzsimons) Lyons. David and Ethel had one child together, a daughter, Margaret whom they called Marjorie. On records from the period, David gave his occupation as a jockey and horse trainer. David later accepted a position with U.S.L. Battery where he played an important roll in the development of the dry cell battery. He stayed with the firm for thirty-five years after which he retired and moved with his wife Ethel to California to live with their daughter Marjorie. David was a family favorite. Just about everyone in the family went to visit him at one time or another and all of them remember him fondly. David had brown hair and blue eyes. He died in California on 10 May 1980.

David Toomath



Pte. Reginald George Armstrong E Squadron North Irish Horse (d.26th Mar 1918)

Reginald George Armstrong was born in Dublin but enlisted in Antrim. He was the son of Charles B. Armstrong, of Beechfield House, Clontarf, Dublin. >He was killed in action in Flanders age 20 and is buried in Toutencourt Communal Cemetery and is commemorated at the Presbyterian Church, Clontarf.

Update : Private Reginald George Armstrong 'E' Squadron, 5th Army Cyclist Corps Was killed in action age 20, Tuesday, 26th March 1918, when the British 5th Army was driven back across the former Somme battlefields during the German 'Operation Michael'.

S Flynn


L/Cpl. Albert Henry Garnett North Irish Horse

I have some photos of my Uncle Albert Garnett and recently a research archivist in England has finally identified the cap badge. It appears that when he left England for the Western Front he was seconded to the North Irish Horse. Due to missing records we are unable to determine which year he joined up, but in 1914 he was only 15 years old so perhaps it was later in the war.

Michael Garnett


Pte. James Mckee 10th Btn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

My Grandfather James McKee was Private 40652, 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Formally 2090 North Irish Horse), he was badly wounded Passchendaele in August 1917, suffering wounds to his neck and waist. On release from hospital he was transferred to The Royal Army Service Corps, Horse transport section.

David Hawthorne

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