Ambrose O'Hare

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First name: Ambrose

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Last name: O'Hare

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Private A. O'Hare served with the 1st Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force in New Guinea Aug. 1914-Feb. 1915. He re-enlisted in A Coy 19th Battalion, 5th Infantry Brigade, April 1915 and sailed on the Ceramic on 25th June for Gallipoli. O'Hare saw action at Gallipoli and in France, was promoted to sergeant and invalided home in Oct. 1918. Enlisted as Private, on NM as Lance Sergeant.

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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