Horse's fly veil : Lieutenant J H Nott, 4 Light Horse Regiment, AIF

Place Africa: Egypt
Accession Number REL/04227.005
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Cotton
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt
Date made c 1914-1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

White mercerized cotton crocheted horse's fly veil with knotted tassels extending to the animal's eye level.

History / Summary

This fly veil, made in Egypt, was bought by Sergeant (later Major) Joseph Henry Nott, either for his horse to wear, or as a souvenir of his service. Nott enlisted on 20 August 1914 and served with 4 Light Horse Regiment, AIF. He was one of a small number of lighthorsemen transferred to work in France after the Gallipoli campaign. He was awarded a Military Cross and bar, and the French Croix de Guerre. Nott returned to Australia on 12 December 1918.