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The Soldier's Overseas Equipment - 1918

The Soldier’s Overseas Equipment Fits in Backpack

The Soldier’s Overseas Equipment Fits in Backpack

The more significant part of the following list was provided every soldier before embarkation. Naturally, the equipment varied with the character of the regiment. Items marked (MC) were issued to men of the Medical Corps only.

In the picture above is the soldier’s assortment, except what he had on. For instance, the typical service hat is not shown because he was wearing it.

The Soldier’s Overseas Equipment List

Articles | Qty

  1. Bag, barrack 1
  2. Bed sack 2
  3. Belt waist 1
  4. Blanket, olive drab 3
  5. Breeches, woolen 2
  6. Brush, shaving (1217 A. R.) 1
  7. Brush, clothes (1 for every 8 men; 1217 A. R.) 1
  8. Brush, shoes (1 for every 8 men; 1217 A. R.) 1
  9. Cap, Winter 1
  10. Chevrons and other sleeve insignia as prescribed in Special Regulations No. 41 and 42
  11. Coat, service 1
  12. Comb (1217 A. R.) 1
  13. Cord, Hat 1
  14. Drawers, pair, woolen or summer (a) 3
  15. Gloves, heavy leather, pair (b)... 1
  16. Gloves, woolen, pair (a) 1
  17. Hairbrush (1217 A. R.) 1
  18. Hat, denim 1
  19. Hat, service, with tying cord 1
  20. Jumper, denim (c) 1
  21. Laces, leggin, extra pair 2
  22. Laces, shoe, extra pair. 2
  23. Leggins, canvas, foot, pair (for dismounted men only) 2
  24. Leggins, canvas, mounted, pair (for mounted men only) 2
  25. Mirror, small, steel (1217 A. R.).. 1
  26. Mitten, leather, unlined 1
  27. Ornaments, collar 1
  28. Ornaments, bronze letter “U. S.”.. 1
  29. Overcoat 1
  30. Pins, tent shelter 5
  31. Pole, tent shelter 1
  32. Razor (1217 A. R.) 1
  33. Shirts, flannel, olive drab 2
  34. Shoes, field, pair 2
  35. Slicker 1
  36. Stockings, woolen, light or heavy, pair (a) 5
  37. Tags, identification 2
  38. Tape, yard for tags 1
  39. Tent, shelter, half 1
  40. Toothbrush (1217 A. R.) 1
  41. Towels (1217 A. R.) 2
  42. Trousers, denim (c) 1
  43. Undershirts, woolen or summer (a) 3
  44. Bacon Can 1
  45. Bayonet or bolo or hand axe (as required) 1
  46. Belt Cartridge or sanitary (MC). 1
  47. Canteen 1
  48. Canteen cover 1
  49. Cartridges, pistol 21
  50. Cartridges, rifle (d) 120
  51. Condiment Can 1
  52. Cup, canteen 1
  53. Fork 1
  54. Gas Mask 1
  55. Haversack or ration tag 1
  56. Helmet, trench, steel 1
  57. Knife 1
  58. Meat Can 1
  59. Oiler Case, complete or spare part container (as required) 1
  60. Pack carrier 1
  61. Packet, first aid (MC) 1
  62. Packet, foot powder (1 for each 8 dismounted men) 1
  63. Pouch, first aid packet 1
  64. Pouch, foot powder packet (1 for each 8 dismounted men) 1
  65. Spoon 1
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