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Saddle bag first aid kit, England, 1900-1918

Saddle bag first aid kit, England, 1900-1918

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Marked with the words “Mounted Infantry”, this First World War British Army first aid kit was made to be carried on a horse, with each box hung either side of the horse’s body. The kit contains bandages, dressings, hypodermic syringes and carron oil for burns, all made by Burroughs Wellcome & Co. The initials on the kit (“CLIV”) may stand for "City of London Imperial Volunteers" who served during the Boer War. Mounted infantry were almost exclusive to the Boer War.

Object number:

A656296

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