Alfred Day

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First name: Alfred

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Last name: Day

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Alfred Day, a carter of Chatswood, Sydney enlisted in the AIF aged 22, Oct. 1915 and served in Egypt and Palestine with the 2nd Remount Unit. He returned to Australia on HT Burma, 26 July 1919

Box 8 Item 17 – Hugh Venables Vernon miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919.
Handmade protection with steely look and stylish upper lip!

At first glance it is apparent that this garment would have been quite difficult to actually put on, due to the tight fit. Undoubtedly handcrafted by a loved one, it has been photographed in action by the  wearer, as intended. I particularly like the attention to detail on the moustache – possibly one of the few things that a man in his position had complete control over.
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