Horseshoe, Sergeant Farrier William Lewis Old, 21st Lancers, 1903 (c)
Wrought iron with three rectangular holes in each arm.
Old enlisted in the 21st Hussars on 16 September 1892. Old served in the 2nd Sudan War (1896-1899) and Somaliland (1901-1904). He received the Queen's Sudan Medal 1896-97, the Khedive's Sudan Medal 1896-1908 with clasp for Khartoum and the Africa General Service Medal 1902-56 with the clasp for Somaliland 1902-04. Old was discharged on 13 September 1913, at the age of 42.
From a tool case used by Sergeant Farrier William Lewis Old of the 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers. The case contained eleven tools designed for a variety of tasks, including cleaning hooves and changing horseshoes.
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