Topic: AIF - Lighthorse
Australian Light Horse Regiments, AIF
Full Marching Order Kit
The following Marching Order was adopted throughout the Australian Light Horse from March 1917.
FULL MARCHING ORDER - MOUNTED
On the Horse
Horse neckHead Rope or Chain.
Built up Rope.Spare Bandolier. (90 rounds)
Sandbag (2 feeds).
Great Coat.Oil Sheet.
Shoe Case (2 spare shoes)
Wire Cutters (on shoe case)
Mess Tin (on cantle of sddle)Water Bucket (covering Mess tin & tied to cantle).
Off Side.Nose Bag (one feed) tied short to Crupper D.)
Sursingle pad underneath on sursingle.Body or Dandy Brush in Water Bucket.
UnderneathHorse Blanket - folded smallSleeping Blanket - folded small
On the Man
Haversack - Left side, both straps under waist belt.
Water bottle - High up under right am with strap over both shoulders.
Field Dressing - Service jacket, in inside pocket. Drill jacket, pinned with safety-pin in improvised pocket as in Service jacket.
Belt Pouches - To the front.
Citation: Australian Light Horse Regiments, AIF, Full Marching Order Kit