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.5th Lancers (Royal Irish)

26th Aug 1914 Prisoners Taken

26th Aug 1914 Prisoners Taken

12th Oct 1914 3rd Cavalry Brigade attack  On the 12th of October 3rd Cavalry Brigade were ordered to dislodge the enemy from Mont de Cats which they had recently occupied. The 4th Hussars and 5th Lancers undertook a dismounted attack, assisted by the 16th Lancers and reclaimed the hill. Amongst the German casualties was Prince Maximillian von Hesse, nephew of the Kaiser.

Holts Battlefield Guide

27th Oct 1914 First Aid

30th Oct 1914 Shelling

2nd Nov 1914 Luck

15th Dec 1914 Great Buildings Blown to Bits

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Those known to have served with

.5th Lancers (Royal Irish)

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Anderson Robert. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.23rd Mar 1918)
  • Barry Michael. Pte. (d.27th Nov 1918)
  • Brennan James. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.28th May 1917)
  • Clare George William Burdett. Pte. (d.28th Nov 1917)

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Pte. George William Burdett Clare VC. 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers (d.28th Nov 1917)

George Clare was killed in action on the 28th of November 1917, he is commemorated on the The Cambrai Memorial in France and was the son of George and Rhoda Clare. He was born at St. Ives, Huntingdonshire.

An extract from the London Gazette, dated 8th Jan., 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when, acting as a stretcher-bearer during a most intense and continuous enemy bombardment, Pte. Clare dressed and conducted wounded over the open to the dressing-station about 500 yards away. At one period when all the garrison of a detached post, which was lying out in the open about 1 50 yards to the left of the line occupied, had become casualties, he crossed the intervening space, which was continually swept by heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, and, having dressed all the cases, manned the post single-handed till a relief could be sent. Pte. Clare then carried a seriously wounded man through intense fire to cover, and later succeeded in getting him to the dressing station. At the dressing-station he was told that the enemy was using gas shells to a large extent in the valley below, and as the wind was blowing the gas towards the line of trenches and shell-holes occupied, he started on the right of the line and personally warned every company post of the danger, the whole time under shell and rifle fire. This very gallant soldier was subsequently killed by a shell."

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Pte. James Brennan 7th Btn. Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment (d.28th May 1917)

James Brennan served with the 5th Lancers and subsequently with the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 7th Battalion. He died of wounds in May 1917.

s flynn


Pte. Michael Barry 5th Royal Irish Lancers (d.27th Nov 1918)

Michael Barry was the husband of Maria Barry, of 2, Rainsford Ave., Dublin. He served with the Household Cavalry and 5th Royal Irish Lancers He died of wounds at home, aged 27 in November 1918. He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland

s flynn


Pte. Robert Anderson 7th Btn. Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment (d.23rd Mar 1918)

Private Anderson was born in Dublin, and enlisted at Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland. Before joining the Royal West Surrey Regiment he was a member of the 5th Lancers. He was killed in action in Vendeuil, France, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme.

S Flynn

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