Mounted Private, 1888


In 1888 the hussar busby was made shorter in height. The tunic had no collar badges up until the end of the century. The pouchbelt was also worn by other ranks until that time. The sword was worn attached to the rider until the mid 1890s when it was fixed to the saddle. In 1885 the loose scabbard rings were changed to fixed rings either side of the scabbard. This man has a sabretache which was discontinued for the lower ranks by 1890. The black sheepskin saddle cover was also dispensed with. The other feature that changed by the mid 1890s was the curb-chain. This was replaced by a white rope. It is interesting to see the changes made within 22 years. see Mounted Corporal 1910


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by Stephen Luscombe