Sergeant E. Barrett 5th Royal Irish Lancers, winning the DCM for Gallantry

This site attempts to tell the story of the oldest lancer regiment within the British Army. Ranging throughout it's turbulant history dating from 1689, temporary disbandment in 1799, reformation in 1858 and it's eventual disbandment in 1922. "The Redbreasts" or "The Daily Advertisers" as the 5th Royal Irish Lancers were known, went into battle with the motto of the Order of St Patrick "Quis Separabit" (Who Shall Separate?).
From the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland, India, South Africa and the Trenches of Belgium and France during World War One the Royal Irish Lancers fought with distinction until their eventual disbandment in 1921 and amalgamation with the 16th Lancers in 1922.

Urgent Appeal!

At present I am looking for photographs of the 5th Lancers during World War One for a forthcoming publication which I am curently working on. If you have any original photogrpahs I would very much like to use them for this work. Please contact me if you can help.
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