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Cavalry Horse Designations


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I'm tagging British War Diaries through this project http://www.operationwardiary.org/. I'm working specifically on a cavalry diary in France during 1914. There are multiple references to L.D. horses. I'm thinking the D may stand for drive or wagon horses but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what LD stands for?

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The majority of horses with the Army, other than riding horses, were light draught horses, and these included those pulling guns and ammunition wagons. Heavy draught horses were used for pulling 60-pounder guns, for the heavier RE wagons, for the Divisional Trains (baggage and supplies) and often for unit cooks' wagons too.

Ron

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