Pair of Australian Army spurs : Trooper V R Geyle, 1 Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

Accession Number REL30290
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Nickel-plated steel; Leather; Silver
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1914-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Pair of Australian army issue spurs with Egyptian silver 5 Millieme coins for rowels. The spurs each have a leather strap with an instep protecting panel threaded on.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of 19138 Trooper Vincent Richard Geyle, 1 Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF. Geyle, a Victorian, was born in 1895 and enlisted in the AIF in July 1917. Sailing from Sydney with Australian Army Medical Corps reinforcements aboard the 'Wiltshire' in February 1918, he spent a lengthy period at Ismailia in Egypt, before transferring to 1 LH Field Ambulance in June. He served with this unit for the remainder of the war, but was evacuated to hospital in Cairo in early 1919, suffering from dysentery. Geyle returned to Australia aboard the 'Karoa' and was discharged in April of that year. He died in February 1969.