Topic: AIF - Lighthorse
Australian Light Horse
Roles within the Regiment
The following entries dealing with the roles and duties within the hierarchy of a light horse regiment are extracted from a very informative handbook called The Bushman’s Military Guide, 1898. While written in 1898, the information contained in the entries held true for the next twenty years with only minor modifications with the principles remaining as current then as now.
(1.) To be a smart drill, with sufficient knowledge of clerical work to copy orders, make out a state, compile a return, a Guard report, and (if necessary) to make a rough sketch of a country or position of an enemy if on patrol, and also be capable of marching off a guard or small party, posting sentries, and camp routine.
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Citation: Australian Light Horse, Roles within the Regiment, Sergeant