|Date made||c 1914-1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Horse's fly veil : Lieutenant J H Nott, 4 Light Horse Regiment, AIF
White mercerized cotton crocheted horse's fly veil with knotted tassels extending to the animal's eye level.
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.