May 19 – Roll of Honour and North Irish Horse dismount in WW1

Reprinted here is a memoir by Newry-born Francis Joseph McMahon who recounts life with the NIH in WW1 and the journey to Egypt with their horses when the regiment was dismounted in 1917. The tank above stands in Carrickfergus as a memorial to the regiment and particularly in the freedom of Italy. The flash denoting a Canadian war honour for its support attacking the Hitler Line. Medical officer James Annesley from Fermanagh, an old boy of Armagh Royal, died in an air crash in WW1, examing the effects of nervousness on RFC crew.


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