Mounted Corporal, c1910

The corporal and his companion at this period look similar to the Mounted Private 1888 but there are differences. There is now a badge on his collar, the Prince Consort's crest. He does not wear the white leather other ranks pouchbelt, abolished in 1900 except for the band. He has no sheepskin saddle cover, and the white rope on the bridle has replaced the curb-chain. On the other side of the rider, his sword is fixed to the saddle and there is no sabretache. It is surprising to see no carbine holster behind his right leg.

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