Portable water tank : Australian Camel Corps

Accession Number REL/09747
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Brass, Galvanized iron, Iron, Leather
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt
Date made c 1916-17
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Rivetted galvanished iron ellipsoid water tank, known as a fantassie, fitted with a cast brass filler cap (with leather washer). There are two iron hoops fitted to one side to enable the tank to be strapped to a saddle. A small chain joins the filler cap to one of the hoops.

History / Summary

Portable galvanised iron water tank designed to be carried by camel, and used by the Australian Camel Corps during the Sinai campaign. The tank had a capacity of nine imperial gallons and was intended to supply water to the rider for all purposes when on the march for five days.

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