Sergeant c1891

The details of the uniform and equipment of the Greys are shown very clearly in this illustration. The detail on the haversack strap and the horse's bridle demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subject. The small white pouch attached to the front of his waist-belt was introduced in 1878 for expense ammunition. The round mess tins are attached to the off side of the saddle behind the carbine bucket. A brown leather wallet can be seen beneath the black sheepskin in front of the saddle as well as his rolled blue cloak; this wallet contains spare horseshoes. There is no sign of the valise on the back of the saddle. The boots and spurs are well observed and the stirrups do not have the leather cups for the lance which came later, the following year.

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