An extremely rare pair of little issued / used three pocket ammunition / cartridge pouches.
‘03 leather equipment usually utilised double pocket ammunition pouches and as such the three pouch assembly is as mentioned extremely rare.
They were used in the main by small territorial units and home service battalions (their is little information readily available on this item of equipment).
They are both matching maker marked (Edward Jones C & M) to the pouch reverses. Both are dated 1914 and both carry issue number and the rare military district markings I.O.M. (Isle of Man).
In this instance they were used by the Isle of Man home defence force / possibly V.T.C.
The pouches are supple with all fittings, buckles and fitting posts present.
They are as with some other items I have recently listed only recently been found and as such never before offered on the market.
I have in 40 years never been in a position to offer a piece of equipment of this type !